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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 3/26/17: Sax-man Jordon Dixon joins the jam!

Jordon-Dixon1-950x988Please come out this Sunday as sax-man Jordon Dixon headlines our house band for the first time!  Among other accolades, Jordon was named the “Best Tenor Sax” in the CityPaper’s last 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, including guest bassist Kris Monson and drummer Tyler Leak now joining the Fourth Sunday house band as a regular member.

6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

Also save the dates for our upcoming Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration all through April, featuring these amazing female vocalists:

  • 4/2/17: Danielle Wertz
  • 4/9/17: Rochelle Rice
  • 4/16/17: Integriti Reeves
  • 4/23/17: Jessica Boykin-Settles
  • 4/30/17: Imani-Grace Cooper
  • Plus many more featured artists from May onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 3/19/17: Sax-Man Andrew Frankhouse returns to the jam!

Please come out this Sunday as sax-man (and jam regular) Andrew Frankhouse headlines our house band! You can usually see Andrew popping up at just about every jam session in town, so we are looking forward to having him lead the whole show this week.

Come sit in with Andrew and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band, including guest pianist Dave KaneNo cover!

6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam session]

Also save the dates for our upcoming line-up of special guests:

  • March 26th: Jordon Dixon (sax)
  • April: Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration all month!
  • Plus many more on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 3/12/17: Sax-man Bryan McEntire returns to lead the jam!

BryanMcEntire2Please come out this Sunday eve as sax-man (and long-time friend of the jam) Bryan McEntire returns to headline our house band!  You can usually see Bryan jumping in to play a burning solo at every jam session, so we are pleased to have him actually leading the whole show this week.

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

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam session]

Also save the dates for our upcoming line-up of special guests:

  • March 19th: Andrew Frankhouse (sax)
  • March 26th: Jordon Dixon (sax)
  • April: Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration all month!
  • Plus many more on our website’s calendar page!

3/5/17: Join our “Washington Women in Jazz Festival” jam!

apple-touch-icon-114x114-precomposedPlease join us for one of our most fun annual traditions: The Kick-off jam for the Washington Women in Jazz Festival — featuring an all-star, all-female house band of WWJF Founder Amy Bormet (keys), Nicole Saphos (bass), and Ana Barreiro (drums)!

Follow the web link above to find out more about the WWJF calendar for 2017 — the 7th annual WWJF!  And then come join our jam!

6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

**Also, just a reminder to please vote for us as “Best Jazz Jam Session” in the Washington CityPaper Reader’s Poll.  Just follow this link!**

Also save the date for our upcoming line-up of special guests:

  • March 12th: Bryan McEntire (sax)
  • March 19th: Andrew Frankhouse (sax)
  • March 26th: Jordon Dixon (sax)
  • April: Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration all month!
  • Plus many more on our website’s calendar page!

2/26/17: Trumpeter DeAndre Shaifer returns to the jam!

DeAndreShaiferDeAndre Shaifer returns to the jam on trumpet!Please come out this Sunday as trumpeter DeAndre Shaifer returns as our special guest.  DeAndre joined the jam session as one of our “young lions” horns for our 4-year anniversary jam back in 2013 and has come back to host the jam again as Monthly Master jazz artist each year since.

Please come out to join DeAndre and our terrific Fourth Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

**Also, just a reminder to please vote for us as “Best Jazz Jam Session” in the Washington CityPaper Reader’s Poll.  Just follow this link!**

Plus, save the dates for our upcoming line-up of special guests:

  • March 5th: Washington Women in Jazz Festival Jam!
  • March 12th: Bryan McEntire (sax)
  • March 19th: Andrew Frankhouse (sax)
  • March 26th: Jordon Dixon (sax)
  • April: Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration all month!
  • Plus many more on our website’s calendar page!