Please vote for us for “Best Jazz Jam Session” in DC!

Vote for us here: http://legacy.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofpoll/nominations/vote/6571?year=2017

The Washington CityPaper once again includes “Best Jazz Jam Session” in their annual Reader’s Poll!  In 2013, and again in 2016, we won “Best Jazz Jam Session,” in the only two years they have included the category.

Washington DC is lucky to have a rich jazz jam culture with several terrific places to try out new things (for musicians) and hear raw, unfiltered jazz (for appreciators).  The DC Jazz Jam has been jamming on U Street for over 7 years — first at Dahlak, and now at The Brixton.  The CityPaper Arts Desk even credited us with sparking DC’s recent jazz jam renaissance, in this August 2015 article!

So please vote for us for “Best Jazz Jam Session” again!  You can click the link at the top, or follow this link in order to vote for us.  (Note: It’s easy, because the link will auto-populate your vote for us!)

THANK YOU!

Sunday 2/19/17: Guitarist Pete Muldoon returns to the jam!

petemuldoonPlease come out this Sunday as guitarist Pete Muldoon returns to headline the house band!  Among other accolades, Pete has been named the Best Guitarist by the Washington City Paper in their Jazzies awards and was a winner of the guitar “cuttin’ contest” at the Capitol Hill Jazz Jam.

Sit in with Pete and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band.  6:30pm-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:

  • February 26th: DeAndre Shaifer (trumpet)
  • 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!

Sunday 2/12/17: Sax-man Zet Harris headlines DC Jazz Jam!

zetphotoCelebrate our return from Super Bowl hiatus as Zet Harris joins as our special guest artist on sax!  Zet can also be seen at almost every Sunday jam anyway, so it’s fun to give him the reins and let him run the show this time.

Come sit in with Zet and our terrific Second Sunday house band.  No cover!

Facebook event here.

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

  • February 19th: Pete Muldoon (guitar)
  • February 26th: DeAndre Shaifer (trumpet)
  • 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!

1/29/17: Drummer Frank Russo joins the jam!

frankrusso1This Sunday, join us as drummer Frank Russo host the jam for the first time as our Monthly Master jazz artist, with a special Fifth Sunday house band!  Frank is a music educator at Towson and has played with the Navy Band, among many other achievements.

Come sit in with Frank and the rest of our special Fifth Sunday house band, including Adam Fluger (guitar), Justin Taylor (keys), and Kris Monson (bass) — no cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Facebook event link here.

Please also mark your calendars for these upcoming jam sessions:

  • February 7th: No jam (Superbowl Sunday)
  • …and more to come in 2017 and beyond!

[Photo from Frank Russo]

1/22/17: Trumpeter Thad Wilson returns to the jam!

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This Sunday, join us as trumpeter Thad Wilson returns to host the jam as our Monthly Master jazz artist!  Thad has been named DC’s Best Trumpet player by the CityPaper’s “Jazzies” awards, among other high praise.  Having Thad back is always a good time.

Come sit in with Thad and the rest of 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 these upcoming jam sessions:

  • January 29th: Frank Russo (drums)
  • February 7th: No jam (Superbowl Sunday)
  • …and more to come in 2017 and beyond!

[Photo from Thad Wilson]