Sunday 5/14/17: Trumpeter John “JS” Williams returns to the jam!

Please join the jam this Sunday to hear Monthly Master jazz trumpet John “JS” Williams, returning to the jam as our special guest.  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 Second 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 special guests:

  • 5/21/17: Shannon Gunn (trombone)
  • 5/28/17: No jam (Memorial weekend)
  • Plus many more featured artists from June onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at Black Fox Lounge]

Sunday 5/7/17: Trumpeter Donvonte McCoy returns to the jam!

Please come out to the jam this Sunday with special guest artist Donvonte McCoy returning to lead the jam on trumpet!  Donvonte has been called the Best Trumpet by the Washington CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies,” among many other accolades.

Come out and join Donvonte 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 special guests:

  • 5/14/17: John “JS” Williams (trumpet)
  • 5/21/17: Shannon Gunn (trombone)
  • 5/28/17: No jam (Memorial weekend)
  • Plus many more featured artists from June onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a prior jam]

Sunday 4/30/17: Vocalist Imani-Grace Cooper hosts our final Ella tribute jam!

ImaniGraceCooperPlease join us as we finish our month-long Ella Fitzgerald centenary tribute with  outstanding vocalist Imani-Grace Cooper!  Imani-Grace first sang with the jam during one of our early collaborations with the Washington Women in Jazz Festival and has come back to the jam as a guest host twice since then.

Come sit in with Imani-Grace and the rest of our special Fifth Sunday house band, including guest guitarist Adam Fluger, guest keys Hope Udobi, guest bassist Percy White, and jam organizer Will Stephens on drums.  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

Also, save the date for these future jam sessions:

  • 5/7/17: Donvonte McCoy (trumpet)
  • 5/14/17: John “JS” Williams (trumpet)
  • 5/21/17: Shannon Gunn (trombone)
  • 5/28/17: No jam (Memorial weekend)
  • Plus many more featured artists from June onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 4/13/17: Ella tribute continues w/ singer Jessica Boykin-Settles!

Please join us as we continue our month-long Ella Fitzgerald centenary tribute with vocalist and jazz educator Jessica Boykin-Settles!In addition to being a guest host herself a number of times, Jessica has also served as a vocal instructor for many of the talented vocalists that have come out to the jam over the years.

Come sit in with Irene and the rest of our terrific Fourth Sunday house band, including guest drummer Nick Costa and guest bassist Jon Schwartz.  6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).  No cover!

Also, save the date for the last of our Ella tribute jam sessions in April, featuring:

  • 4/30/17: Imani-Grace Cooper
  • Plus many more featured artists from May onward, available on our website’s calendar page!

Sunday 4/16/17: Ella Fitzgerald tribute continues with vocalist Irene Jalenti!

Please join us as we continue our month-long Ella Fitzgerald centenary tribute with vocalist Irene Jalenti!  We are very glad to have Irene back for a third stint leading the jam.

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

Also, save the date for the rest of our Ella tribute jam sessions in April, featuring these amazing female vocalists:

  • 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!

[Photo by Darwyn Dave at a 2014 jam]