June 23, 2017
Tribute to Chet Baker
Nico Sarbanes, trumpet, vocals
Deante Childers, piano
Ethan Philion, bass
Kelton Norris, drums

June 30, 2017
Celebration for Nasar Abadey
Nasar Abadey, drums
Antonio Parker, sax
Deante Childers, piano
James King, bass


June 24, Thinking About Jazz
2017   Chet Baker:

            Long Road to Recover
1-3pm  Rusty Hassan, presenter
Born Chesney Henry Baker, Jr on 12/23/29 in Yale, OK to musically talented parents. He picked up trumpet before joining the Army in 1946 at 16.  His career flourished in the 50’s with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan before forming his own group.  A widely regarded trumpeter beside Miles David and Clifford Brown, he released acclaimed albums before a severe drug habit led to a savage beating in 1966 knocking his teeth out.  His recovery & resurgence came in the 70’s before he moved to and played in Europe by 1978, dying in 1988; always an icon of West Coast jazz.  


June 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Brother Black

Bacardi Wylder, tap dance

Michael Hairston, sax

Alex Jenkins, piano

Donnie West, bass

Percy Smith, drums

Doors open at 5pm. Admission $5. Dinner served by Southwest Catering from 5:30 - 8pm    (Visa, Mastercard, Cash accepted)

A Weekly, Straight-Ahead Jazz Experience Every Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jazz Calendar

June 2, 2017
A Salute to Calvin Jones
Howard Franklin, drums
DeAndre Schaifer, trumpet
Frankie Addison, sax
Tracey Cutler, tenor sax
Dupor Georges, trombone
Herm Burney, bass
Sammy Monquia, piano

Jazz Night in D.C. on Fridays presents some of the area's finest jazz musicians in a lively presentation of classical, straight-ahead jazz. 

June 9, 2017
Sandra Johnson Ensemble
Sandra Johnson, vocals
Vince Evans, piano
Ben Sands, sax
David Cole, guitar
Wes Biles, bass
Jeffrey Neal, drums

May 26, 2017
Legendary Rick Whitehead Live!
Rick Whitehead, guitar

Chris Vadala, sax
John Previti, bass
Barry Hart, drums
Larzine Talley, vocals


9:15pm Jazz Night at the Movies

Ella Fitzgerald:  Something to Live For

approx. 86 minutes

May 19, 2017
Akua Allrich & the Tribe
Akua Allrich, vocals
Mark Meadows, piano
Braxton Cook, sax
Kris Funn, bass
Savannah Harris, drums

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