Valentine’s Day Jam w/Imani-Grace Cooper!

ImaniGraceCooperPlease come out to The Brixton this Sunday as talented vocalist Imani-Grace Cooper returns to headline our Valentine’s Day Jam.  Imani-Grace is kicking off “Vocal February,” featuring some of our most outstanding female singers (up next are Integriti Reeves and Jessica Boykin-Settles).  Come sit it with Imani-Grace and the rest of our terrific Second Sunday house band.

6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

**Also, just a reminder to please vote for us as “Best Jazz Jam Session” in the Washington CityPaper Reader’s Poll.  Just follow this link!**

No jam this Sunday, but mark your calendars!

1046598-singer-beyonce-performs-during-the-950x0-2Unfortunately, there will be no jam this Sunday (for Super Bowl Sunday), but mark your calendars for our upcoming jam sessions, including “Vocal February” — where we are featuring some of our favorite outstanding female vocalists:

  • February 14, 2016 Imani-Grace Cooper
  • February 21, 2016 Integriti Reeves
  • February 28, 2016 Jessica Boykin-Settles


And beyond February, we have these terrific special guests lined up already…


  • March 6, 2016 Chris Barrick (vibes)
  • March 13, 2016 Washington Women in Jazz Festival Kick-off Jam!
  • March 20, 2016 Danielle Wertz (voice)
  • March 27, 2016 Seth Kibel (clarinet/sax/flute)
  • April 3, 2016 Shannon Gunn (trombone)
  • April 10, 2016 Irene Jalenti (voice)
  • April 17, 2016 Bryan McEntire (sax)


And we are still lining up more guest artists into Spring and Summer 2016!  You can find updates at our website calendar.  Check back regularly!

**Also, just a reminder to please vote for us as “Best Jazz Jam Session” in the Washington CityPaper Reader’s Poll.  Just follow this link!**

Vote for DC Jazz Jam in the CityPaper Poll!

The Washington CityPaper finally re-added “Best Jazz Jam Session” to their annual Reader’s Poll this year (after several years of nagging)!  In 2013, we won “Best Jazz Jam Session,” in the only other year they included the category (again, after several earlier years of nagging).

Washington DC is lucky to have a rich jazz jam culture with several terrific places to try out new things (for musicians) and hear raw, unfiltered jazz (for appreciators).  The DC Jazz Jam has been jamming on U Street for over 6 years — first at Dahlak, and now at The Brixton.  The CityPaper Arts Desk even credited us with sparking DC’s recent jazz jam renaissance, in this August 2015 article!

So please vote for us for “Best Jazz Jam Session” again!  You cann click the pink bar above, or follow this link in order to vote for us.

1/31/16: Tony Martucci headlines special 5th Sunday jam!

TonyMartucci1Please come out on Jan. 31st as Monthly Master jazz artist, drummer, and jazz educator Tony Martucci returns to the jam.  Joining Tony in a special 5th Sunday house band will be Adam Fluger (guitar), Ed Hrybyk (bass), and Justin Taylor (keys).

6:30-9:30pm at The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

Come join Tony and the rest of this terrific 5th Sunday house band!  And please note that the following week (Superbowl Sunday), there will be no jam session.

[Photo of Tony by Darwyn Dave, Aug. 2015]