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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.

Zet Harris keeps the #SaxualTension building…

Zet2The #SaxualTension continues with old friend of the jam Zet Harris leading the show.  Come watch jam regular and all-around burning sax player Zet return to run the jam again this Sunday eve.

Join Zet and our outstanding Third Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event here.

**Also save the dates for these upcoming #SaxualTension builders:**

  • November 25th: Bryan McEntire (sax)
  • December 2nd: Jordon Dixon (sax)
  • December 9th: Fred Foss  (sax)
  • December 16th: Andrew Frankhouse (sax)
  • December 23rd & December 30th: NO JAM
  • Plus many more artist to come in 2019, available on our calendar page…!
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Sunday 11/11/18: More #SaxualTension with Gabe Wallace!

Gabe Wallace - Action Shot 1Please join us this Sunday as Gabe Wallace leads the jam, continuing our Fall of building #SaxualTension!  Gabe is a recent transplant to DC from Florida and is already making an impact on the DC scene with his excellent playing.  Come sit in with Gabe 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).

Facebook event here.

**Also save the dates for these upcoming special guests:**

  • 11/18: Zet Harris (sax)
  • Plus many more artist in 2018 available on our calendar page…!

[Photo by Landon Paddock at a prior session]

Sunday 11/4/18: Tedd Baker continues building #SaxualTension at the jam…

TBakerbwPlease join us this Sunday as sax-man Tedd Baker helps keep building this Fall’s #SaxualTension at the DC Jazz 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 First Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event link here.

Please also mark your calendars as we build more #SaxualTension:

  • November 11th: Gabe Wallace (sax)
  • November 18th: Zet Harris (sax)
  • …and more to come throughout the rest of 2018!

[Photo from Tedd’s website]

#SaxualTension builds this Sunday w/Lionel Lyles…

11884993_10153080495392285_7913046257924485688_oAfter kicking it off with Herb Scott and Elijah Balbed, DC Jazz Jam’s Fall of #SaxualTension keeps building 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 Fourth Sunday house band, including guest drummer Keith Butler.  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 Fall of #SaxualTension:

  • November 4th: Tedd Baker (sax)
  • November 11th: Gabe Wallace (sax)
  • November 18th: Zet Harris (sax)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2018!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave]

Sunday 10/21/18: Elijah Balbed continues our New (Fiscal) Year Sax Explosion

elijah1Come out to the jam this Sunday as sax-man and DC native Eljiah Balbed returns to continue our New (Fiscal) Year Sax Explosion.  Elijah has been a regular at the jam for years and is frequently named among the best (or *the* best) of the terrific tenor sax players we have in the area, and definitely one of the hardest-working players around.  Elijah can also be seen moonlighting on upright bass for a tune here and there.

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

Also mark your calendars for our upcoming saxophonists…

  • October 28th: Lionel Lyles (sax)
  • November 4th: Tedd Baker (sax)

[Photo by Darwyn Dave]