Sunday 11/17/19: Tedd Baker joins the jam for Saxo-mo-vember

TBakerbwDC Jazz Jam’s “Saxo-mo-vember” continues this Sunday with Tedd Baker leading the jam!

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 Third 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 our Saxo-mo-vember, as well as our “Vocal Lounge” month in December:

  • November 24th: Mercedes Beckman (sax)
  • December 1st: Barbara Papendorp (voice)
  • December 8th: Aaron Myers (voice)
  • December 15th: Tony Gudell (voice)
  • December 22nd: Landon Paddock (voice)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020!

[Photo from Tedd’s website]

Sunday 11/10/19: Lionel Lyles continues our Saxo-mo-vember

11884993_10153080495392285_7913046257924485688_oAfter kicking it off with Seth Kibel, DC Jazz Jam’s “Saxo-mo-vember” 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.

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

Facebook event link here.

**Please also mark your calendars for rest of our Saxo-mo-vember:

  • November 17th: Tedd Baker (sax)
  • November 24th: Mercedes Beckman (sax)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019!

Sunday 11/3/19: Seth Kibel returns to the jam!

sethkibelPlease join us this Sunday as multi-WAMMIE-winning klezmer and jazz artist Seth Kibel returns as our Monthly Master host.  Seth plays clarinet, sax, and flute and has the distinction of being our very first Monthly Master jazz artist back in January 2012.  He also was the guy who first pointed out the city’s arts grant funding possibilities for the jam, so we have him to thank for being able to do the “Monthly Master Jazz Artist” series!

Come sit in with Seth and the rest of our terrific First Sunday house band, including guests Michael Paik on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums.  6:30pm-9:30pm at The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

Facebook event here.

Sunday 10/27/19: Saxman Jordon Dixon returns to the jam!

Jordon-Dixon1-950x988Please come out this Sunday as sax-man Jordon Dixon headlines our house band again!  Among other accolades, Jordon was named the “Best Tenor Sax” in the CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies,” so we are excited to have Jordon lead the jam.

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

Facebook event here.

Sunday 10/20/19: Drummer Howard “Kingfish” Franklin helps us celebrate Art Blakey’s 100th Birthday!

Howard_Franklin_Photo_2Please join the DC Jazz Jam this Sunday (10/20/19) as Monthly Master jazz artist Howard “Kingfish” Franklin, Jr. joins the jam on drums to help us celebrate Art Blakey’s 100th Birthday!  Among other accolades, Fish has been named “Best Drummer” in the CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies” awards.

Come join Fish and the rest of our outstanding Third Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event here.

[Photo courtesy of dcjazzfest.org]