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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 8/18/19: Trumpeter DeAndre Shaiffer continues our summer of #BadassBrass

DeAndreShaiferThis Sunday (8/18/19), join us as trumpeter DeAndre Shaiffer returns to host the jam as our Monthly Master jazz artist, continuing our summer of #BadassBrass!  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 many times since.

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

Facebook event link here.

[Photo by courtesy of DeAndre]

**Also save the dates for these upcoming jam sessions:**

  • 8/25/19: DeAndrey Howard (trumpet)
  • Plus many more featured artists later in 2019, available on our website’s calendar page!
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Sunday 8/11/19: 10-year anniversary “Cabaret Night” and fundraiser for Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation!

Number 10 birthday celebration candle against a bright yellow backgroundPlease join us at The Brixton this Sunday (8/11/19) as we begin celebrating TEN YEARS of the DC Jazz Jam with a special “Cabaret Night” jam with an extra hour of jamming (6:30pm-10:30pm) featuring vocalist, entertainer, and best emcee this side of the Mississippi, Mr. Aaron Myers, along with perennial Monthly Master jazz artist Shawn Purcell on guitar, the inimitable Chris Stiles on keys, former house band member Ed Hrybyk on upright bass, and jam organizer Will Stephens on drums.

The band will be in black tie for the evening.  Please come in cocktail attire or similarly slick evening wear!

As you all know, we always have no cover charge at the DC Jazz Jam.  We are making a one-time exception here for our 10-year celebration.  There will be a $5 recommended cover charge, all of which will go to the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation to support its programming work and advocacy on behalf of musicians in DC.

Please also mark your calendars for the rest of our 10-year jam celebration, where we will have special house bands all throughout the month of September:

  • September 1, 2019: Young Lions jam feat. Gabe Wallace (sax), Steve Arnold (bass), Elijah Cole (guitar), and Eric Tapper (drums), and James Fernandez (keys);
  • September 8, 2019: Home-Grown House Band feat. Herb Scott (sax), Noble Jolley (keys), Evan Samuels (guitar), and Ethan Foote (bass), and Samuel Prather (drums);
  • September 15, 2019: Baltimore Crew feat. Lionel Lyles (sax) and others
  • September 22, 2019: The Original House Band (from 2009) feat. Peter Runk (keys), Mark Caruso (guitar), Percy White (bass), and Will Stephens (drums)
  • September 29, 2019: Deans of DC Jazz feat. DeAndrey Howard (trumpet), Bob Butta (keys), David Cole (guitar), Wes Biles (bass), and Nasar Abadey (drums)

Come out and toast 10 years past and (hopefully) many years to go!

Sunday 8/4/19: Trombonist Reginald Cyntje continues our summer of #BadassBrass

11011725_10153016278497285_5415545180859035706_oThis Sunday (8/4/19), join us as trombonist Reginald Cyntje returns to host the jam as our Monthly Master jazz artist, continuing our summer of #BadassBrass! Reginald has been named Best Trombonist by the Washington CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies” awards, among other accolades.

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

Facebook event link here.

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam]

**Also save the dates for these upcoming jam sessions:**

  • 8/11/19: 10-year anniversary jam!
  • 8/18/19: Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
  • 8/25/19: DeAndrey Howard (trumpet)
  • Plus many more featured artists later in 2019, available on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 7/28/19: Trumpeter Thad Wilson returns for our summer of #BadassBrass

thad-275x300This Sunday (7/28/19), join us as trumpeter Thad Wilson returns to host the jam as our Monthly Master jazz artist, continuing our summer of #BadassBrass!  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 Fourth Sunday house band.  No cover!

Facebook event link here.

[Photo courtesy of Thad]

**Also save the dates for these upcoming jam sessions:**

  • 8/4/19: Reginald Cyntje (trombone)
  • 8/11/19: 10-year anniversary jam!
  • 8/18/19: Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
  • 8/25/19: DeAndrey Howard (trumpet)
  • Plus many more featured artists later in 2019, available on our website’s calendar page!

 

7/21/19: Trombonist Jen Krupa returns to the jam!

Jen Krupa 2Please come out to the DC Jazz Jam this Sunday (7/21/19) as trombonist Jen Krupa returns to the jam!  Jen has been called the Best Trombonist in DC and has played with some of the area’s top ensembles, including the Navy Band and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

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

Facebook event here.

[Photo courtesy of Jen]

**Also save the dates for these upcoming jam sessions:**

  • 7/28/19: Thad Wilson (trumpet)
  • 8/4/19: Reginald Cyntje (trombone)
  • 8/11/19: 10-year anniversary jam session!
  • 8/18/19: Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet)
  • 8/25/19: DeAndrey Howard (trumpet)
  • Plus many more featured artists in 2019 and onward, available on our website’s calendar page!