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DC Jazz Jam (www.dcjazzjam.com) is a free, open, and welcoming space for experienced jazz players, hobbyists, students, and appreciators to come together to enjoy spontaneous music-making.

Sunday 9/30/18: Drummer Frank Russo returns to the jam with a special Fifth Sunday house band!

frankrusso1This Sunday, join us as drummer Frank Russo host the jam for the second time as our Monthly Master jazz artist, with a special Fifth Sunday house band!  Frank is a music educator at Towson and has played with the Navy Band, among many other achievements.

Come sit in with Frank and the rest of our special Fifth Sunday house band, including Adam Fluger (guitar), Jordan Williams (keys), and Mikel Combs (bass).   6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

**Also mark your calendars for the rest of our Sunday evening jams this Fall!**

[Photo courtesy of Frank]

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9/23/18: Vocalist Shacara Rogers closes out our series of ‘Ella Good Singers!

ShacaraRogersPlease join us at the jam this Sunday when vocalist and teacher Shacara Rogers closes out our month of ‘Ella Good Singers.  Shacara emceed our Washington Women in Jazz Festival kickoff jam a couple years back, and we are glad she can come back to host her own jam.

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

**Also mark your calendars for these upcoming special guests…**

  • September 30th: Frank Russo (drums)
  • …and more to come in Fall 2018 and beyond!

[Photo courtesy of YouTube]

Sunday 9/9/2018: Irene Jalenti continues our series of ‘Ella Good Singers!

IreneJPlease join us with vocalist Irene Jalenti as we continue our series of ‘Ella Good Singers!  We are very glad to have Irene back for another stint leading the jam.

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

**Also mark your calendars for these upcoming special guests…**

  • ‘Ella Good Singers in September:
    • September 16th: NO JAM (private party @ Brixton)
    • September 23rd: Shacara Rogers (voice)
  • September 30th: Frank Russo (drums)
  • …and more to come in Fall 2018 and beyond!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam session]

Sunday 9/2/18: Vocalist Jessica Boykin-Settles returns to the jam!

JessicaBoykinSettles1Please join us at the jam over the Labor Day weekend with vocalist and jazz educator Jessica Boykin-Settles kicking off our month of ‘Ella Good Singers.  In addition to being a guest host herself a number of times, Jessica has also served as a vocal instructor for many of the talented vocalists that have come out to the jam over the years.

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

**Also mark your calendars for these upcoming special guests…**

  • ‘Ella Good Singers in September:
    • September 9th: Irene Jalenti (voice)
    • September 16th: NO JAM (private party @ Brixton)
    • September 23rd: Shacara Rogers (voice)
  • September 30th: Frank Russo (drums)
  • …and more to come in Fall 2018 and beyond!

[Photo courtesy of Jessica]

Sunday 8/26/18: Trumpeter DeAndrey Howard returns to the jam!

DeAndreyHoward3Come join us this Sunday as long-time DC jazz fixture DeAndrey Howard returns to the jam as our Monthly Master jazz artist! Among many other achievements, DeAndrey is the founder of the popular Jazz & Cultural Society club in NE DC.
Come sit in with DeAndrey and our terrific Fourth Sunday house band. No cover!  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam session]

**Also mark your calendars for these upcoming special guests…

  • ‘Ella Good Singers in September:
    • September 2nd: Jessica Boykin-Settles (voice)
    • September 9th: Irene Jalenti (voice)
    • September 16th: NO JAM (private party @ Brixton)
    • September 23rd: Shacara Rogers (voice)
  • September 30th: Frank Russo (drums)
  • …and more to come in Fall 2018 and beyond!