Sunday: Last jam @ Dahlak with Tom Williams *and* Delores King Williams

DeloresKingWilliams8908-tom-williams-trumpet-fbPlease join DC Jazz Jam for our blowout final jam at Dahlak with a superstar combo of Tom Williams *and* Delores King Williams as our duo Monthly Master jazz artists for the night.

The jam will return elsewhere in April, so be on the lookout for notice of our new location.

And, Dahlak is looking to move into new space close by, as well.

But… in the meantime, please join Tom, Delores, and the rest of our terrific Fourth Sunday house band for our farewell to Dahlak at 1771 U Street NW.  6:30-9:30pm.  No cover!


Dahlak is moving out!

DahlakSignOur one and only original home for DC Jazz Jam — Dahlak Eritrean Restaurant and Bar — is moving!  The building is being bought out, so both Dahlak and the jam session will need to move.  Dahlak’s last day will be Tuesday, March 24th.  The last jam at Dahlak will be Sunday, March 22nd.

We wish owner Dani and the rest of the Dahlak team good luck in finding a new location soon.  Please be on the lookout for notice from DC Jazz Jam about a new location beginning in April 2015.

In the meantime, please come to Dahlak any time for great, home-made Eritrean food and drinks.  And please join us for our final jam at Dahlak on the 22nd (6:30-9:30pm, as usual)!

Sunday 3/15/15: Jeff Antoniuk returns as Monthly Master on sax!

JeffAntoniuk2010_mrPlease join the DC Jazz Jam this Sunday as we are joined once again by Monthly Master saxophonist  Jeff Antoniuk.  Come sit in with Jeff and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band!

Come join our penultimate jam at Dahlak, who is sadly moving out of the space at the end of the month…

No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).

Sunday 3/8/15: Make-up Master jam with drummer David McDonald

10537412_10152615927452285_2098618157692019734_oThis Sunday, drummer David McDonald returns as Monthly Master jazz artist on drums. David fell ill and couldn’t make an earlier-scheduled jam in mid-January, so we are pleased he can come back and power the jam this Sunday!

David can be seen, among other places, serving as the heartbeat of the rhythm section for the U.S. Air Force’s “Airmen of Note” big band.  Come join David and the rest of our terrific Second Sunday house band!

No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).  All musicians and appreciators welcome.

Sunday: Kickoff jam for Washington Women in Jazz Festival!

apple-touch-icon-114x114-precomposedThis Sunday, we will be hosting our second annual “Kickoff Jam” for the amazing Washington Women in Jazz Festival (  For this special jam, we’ll be featuring an all-star and all-female house band of Amy Bormet (keys), Karine Chapdelaine (bass), Lydia Lewis (drums), and Shacara Rogers (voice/emcee).

No cover!  Come sit in with this terrific band and support the festival.  6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).