Sunday 1/21/18: DC Jazz Jam’s #SaxualHealing continues w/Lionel Lyles!

11884993_10153080495392285_7913046257924485688_oOur month of #SaxualHealing to kick off 2018 continues this Sunday with one of the hardest working men in the DC/Baltimore jazz scene as Lionel Lyles returns as our Monthly Master Jazz Artist on sax!

Among other accolades, Lionel has won “Best Performing Artist” the CityPaper readers’ poll, and also been named “Best New Jazz Musician” and “Best Tenor Sax” by the CityPaper arts desk.  Lionel can also be seen at almost every Sunday jam anyway, so it’s fun to give him the reins and let him run the show.

Come sit in with Lionel and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event link here.

Please also mark your calendars for rest of January’s “Sax-ual Healing”:

  • January 28th: Herb Scott (sax)
  • …and more to come throughout the rest of 2018!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave]

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Sunday 1/14/18: Tedd Baker returns to the jam as our month of “Sax-ual Healing” continues

teddbaker1Please join us this Sunday as we continue our month of much-needed “Sax-ual Healing” to kick off the new year and say goodbye to what was 2017.  This week, top sax player Tedd Baker returns to the jam session once again as our Monthly Master jazz artist!

Popular local jazz site CapitalBop had 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

Come sit in with Tedd and our terrific Second Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event link here.

Please also mark your calendars for rest of January’s “Sax-ual Healing”:

  • January 21st: Lionel Lyles (sax)
  • January 28th: Herb Scott (sax)
  • …and more to come throughout the rest of 2018!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam session]

1/7/18: Sax-man Brent Birckhead returns to the jam!

BrentBirckhead1Saxophonist Brent Birckhead returns to the jam as Monthly Master jazz artist to help us kick off the new year (and celebrate Will’s birthday)!  Among other accolades, Brent has been named “Best Alto Sax” by the Washington CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies.”

Come sit in with Brent and the rest of our terrific First Sunday house band.  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam session]

Also, save the date for many more featured artists the rest of 2017, available on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 12/17/17: Fred Foss returns to the jam on sax!

Please join us this Sunday as the unofficial “dean” of DC sax players Fred Foss returns to lead the jam this Sunday as our Monthly Master jazz artist!

Come sit in with Fred and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL from DC JAZZ JAM!  We will see you again on January 7th with Brent Birckhead.  (No jam on the 24th or 31st.)

Sunday 12/10/17: Victor Provost returns to the jam on steel pan!

provostPlease join us this Sunday as long-time friend of the jam Victor Provost returns as guest artist on steel pan!  Victor has been named “Artist of the Year” by the CityPaper in their annual “jazzies” and is perennially named “Best Jazz Percussionist.”  Come join Victor and the rest of our terrific Second Sunday house band, including guest pianist Jordan Williams and guest drummer Michael Nourafshan.

No cover!  All musicians and appreciators welcome.  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

**Also save the dates for these upcoming jam sessions:**

  • 12/17/17: Fred Foss (sax)
  • Plus many more featured artists in 2018 and onward, available on our website’s calendar page!