This Sunday, we welcome back Lena Seikaly as Monthly Master jazz artist on voice. Lena shared her talents with the jam this past summer. Lena is among the area’s top female vocalists and was previously named by the CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies” as Best Vocalist and Best Composer. Come join Lena and our terrific Second Sunday house band! No cover. Sunday, December 8th – 6:30-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U St NW).
Happy Thanksgiv-ukkah! This Sunday eve, we welcome back Tedd Baker as Monthly Master jazz artist on sax. This will be Tedd’s third appearance as a special guest at the jam! Popular local jazz site CapitalBop has this to say about Tedd:
“The saxophonist Tedd Baker, one of the most revered on the D.C. scene, has toured the world as part of the State Department’s Jazz Ambassadors program and is a member of the U.S. Air Force jazz band, the Airmen of Note. But when he steps in front of his own combo, Baker’s liable to bring the house down; he has a broad, powerful tone and a sure-footed improvisational attack that winds and zags. It’s confident and questioning, all at once.” — CapitalBop
Please join us! 6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW). No cover charge. All musicians and appreciators welcome.
This Sunday, please join DC Jazz Jam as we join the year-long celebrations for Wayne Shorter’s 80th birthday. Wayne Shorter was a path-breaking saxophonist and composer, having written some of the most classic and popular jazz tunes of all time.
Special guest saxophonist Brad Linde (right) will join the house band as Monthly Master jazz artist and will lead the jam with a focus on Wayne’s compositions. This Sunday, November 24th, 6:30-930pm @ Dahlak (1771 U St NW). No cover!
This weekend, multi-WAMMIE winning jazz and klezmer artist Seth Kibel returns to DC Jazz Jam for his third stint as Monthly Master jazz artist on clarinet, flute, and sax. Please come join Seth and our terrific Third Sunday house band. November 17, 2013, 6:30-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).
This Sunday eve, please join DC Jazz Jam and Monthly Master Jazz Artist Blake Meister (right) as we celebrate legendary jazz bassist and friend of the jam Butch Warren, who sadly passed away last month. Blake serves as jazz instructor at the Peabody Institute, and his 2012 recording Septagon was named the best jazz album of the year by the Washington CityPaper.
Butch Warren (left) served for many years the house bassist at the Blue Note, and also played with the like of Thelonius Monk and countless others. He was a Monthly Master guest artist twice at the jam and also stopped in to share his talents numerous other occasions, and he will be missed in the jazz world and here in the DC area.
DC Jazz Jam is free and open to all musicians and appreciators. Sunday, Nov. 10th, 6:30pm-9:30pm at Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).