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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 12/8/19: Aaron Myers continues our #VocalLounge series!

AaronMyers2Please join us this Sunday (12/8/19) as DC Jazz Jam continues its #VocalLounge month with vocalist, entertainer, and activist Aaron Myers, just back from his jazz tour of Russia.  Aaron has emceed our anniversary jam for many years, has been named Best Jazz Artist by the CityPaper, and is also a co-founder of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, among many other accolades and achievements.

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

Facebook event link here.

[Photo by Darwyn Dave]

**Please also mark your calendars for the rest of our “Vocal Lounge” series:

  • December 15th: Tony Gudell (voice)
  • December 22nd: Landon Paddock (voice)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020!

Sunday 12/1/19: Barbara Papendorp kicks off DC Jazz Jam’s #VocalLounge month

Vintage MicPlease join us this Sunday (12/1/19) as DC Jazz Jam kicks off a month of #VocalLounge jazz with singer and long-time friend of the jam Barbara Papendorp!

Come sit in with Barbara 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 for the rest of our “Vocal Lounge” series:

  • December 8th: Aaron Myers (voice)
  • December 15th: Tony Gudell (voice)
  • December 22nd: Landon Paddock (voice)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020!

Sunday 11/24/19: Mercedes Beckman closes out Saxo-mo-vember!

MercedesBeckmanPlease join us this Sunday (11/24/19) as DC Jazz Jam closes out its “Saxo-mo-vember” month with Mercedes Beckman leading the jam!

Mercedes is a relatively recent transplant to DC and can be seen playing all around town, including with the U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors.

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

Facebook event link here.

**Please also mark your calendars for our “Vocal Lounge” month in December:

  • December 1st: Barbara Papendorp (voice)
  • December 8th: Aaron Myers (voice)
  • December 15th: Tony Gudell (voice)
  • December 22nd: Landon Paddock (voice)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020!

[Photo from Mercedes’ website]

Sunday 11/17/19: Tedd Baker joins the jam for Saxo-mo-vember

TBakerbwDC Jazz Jam’s “Saxo-mo-vember” continues this Sunday with Tedd Baker leading the 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 Third Sunday house band.  No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event link here.

**Please also mark your calendars for rest of our Saxo-mo-vember, as well as our “Vocal Lounge” month in December:

  • November 24th: Mercedes Beckman (sax)
  • December 1st: Barbara Papendorp (voice)
  • December 8th: Aaron Myers (voice)
  • December 15th: Tony Gudell (voice)
  • December 22nd: Landon Paddock (voice)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020!

[Photo from Tedd’s website]

Sunday 11/10/19: Lionel Lyles continues our Saxo-mo-vember

11884993_10153080495392285_7913046257924485688_oAfter kicking it off with Seth Kibel, DC Jazz Jam’s “Saxo-mo-vember” continues 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 Second Sunday house band, including guest bassist Nate Jakes.  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 Saxo-mo-vember:

  • November 17th: Tedd Baker (sax)
  • November 24th: Mercedes Beckman (sax)
  • …and more guests to come throughout the rest of 2019!