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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 10/15/17: Trumpeter Thad Wilson continues our Dizzy tribute!

thad-275x300This Sunday, join us as trumpeter Thad Wilson returns to host the jam as our Monthly Master jazz artist, continuing our month-long tribute to Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday!  Thad has been named DC’s Best Trumpet player by the CityPaper’s “Jazzies” awards, among other accolades.  Having Thad back at the jam is always a good time.

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

Also save the dates for our upcoming line-up of fantastic trumpeters continuing our Dizzy Gillespie tribute all through October:

  • 10/15/17: Thad Wilson (trumpet)
  • 10/22/17: Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
  • 10/29/17: Donvonte McCoy (trumpet)
  • November 2017: Month-long tribute to Monk featuring Brad Linde, Sarah Hughes, W. Allen Taylor, and Michael Bowie
  • Plus many more featured artists in Fall 2017 and beyond, available on our website’s calendar page!
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Sunday 10/8/17: Trumpeter Joe Herrera continues our Dizzy tribute!

Herrera_Joe_640x360Please join us this Sunday as trumpeter Joe Herrera returns as guest artist on trumpet to continue  our month-long tribute to Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday! Joe has been named “Best Trumpet” in the Washinton City Paper’s “Jazzies” awards, among other accolades  Come join Joe and the rest of our terrific Second Sunday house band.

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

Also save the dates for our upcoming line-up of fantastic trumpeters continuing our Dizzy Gillespie tribute all through October:

  • 10/15/17: Thad Wilson (trumpet)
  • 10/22/17: Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
  • 10/29/17: Donvonte McCoy (trumpet)
  • Plus many more featured artists from Fall 2017 onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 10/1/17: Our month-long Dizzy tribute begins with John “JS” Williams!

JSW_001Please join the jam this Sunday to hear Monthly Master jazz trumpet John “JS” Williams, returning to the jam as our special guest, kicking off our month-long Dizzy Gillespie Centenary Tribute.  JS served as one of our “Young Lions” guests several years ago, and has since been named the Best Trumpet in the area by the likes of the City Paper Jazzies, among other accolades.

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

Also save the dates for our upcoming line-up of fantastic trumpeters for our Dizzy Gillespie tribute:

  • 10/8/17: Al Strong (trumpet)
  • 10/15/17: Thad Wilson (trumpet)
  • 10/22/17: Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
  • 10/29/17: Joe Herrera (trumpet)
  • Plus many more featured artists from June onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at Black Fox Lounge]

Sunday 9/24/17: Vocalist Akua Allrich returns to the jam!

AkuaLongThis Sunday (9/24/17), we are pleased to have vocalist extraordinaire Akua Allrich return to the jam as our featured jazz artist.  Among other accolades and achievements, the Washington City Paper has called her the best vocalist in the area in their Jazzies, and she has headlined at Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center.

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

Also, save the date for these future jam sessions:

  • October 2017: Dizzy Gillespie Centenary Tribute all month! — featuring trumpeters John “JS” Williams, Al Strong, Thad Wilson, and Kenny Rittenhouse
  • November 2017: Thelonious Monk Centenary Tribute all month!
  • Plus many more featured artists the rest of 2017, available on our website’s calendar page!