Westminster Church, 400 I Street, SW, Washington, DC  202-484-7700

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Not Just a Church

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.  


July 7, 2017
Davey Yarborough Quintet
      Featuring Esther Williams

Davey Yarborough, sax
Esther Williams, vocals
William Knowles, piano
Chaney Thomas, bass
Ike Daniels, guitar
Francis Thompson, drums

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

July 21, 2017
Mavis Waters Jazz Ensemble
Mavis Waters, vocals
Donvonte McCoy, trumpet
Trey Sorrell, sax
Wade Beach, piano
Herm Burney, bass
Nick Costa, drums

July 28, 2017
The Wolfolk Group
   Featuring Sendy Brown

Sendy Brown, vocals
Ephraim Wolfolk, bass
Antonio Parker, sax
Ray Mabalot, piano
Ronnie Shaw, drums
John Albertson, guitar

9:15  Jazz Night at the Movies

Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost

approx run time 50 minutes

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

Jazz Calendar

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. 

August 4, 2017
The Rise of the Protestor
Reginald Cyntje, trombone
Brian Settles, sax
Herman Burney, bass
Hope Udobi, piano
Lenny Robinson, drums

July 14, 2017
Michael Thomas Quintet
Michael Thomas, trumpet
Zach Graddy, tenor sax
Darius Scott, piano
Kent Miller, bass
Frank Williams, drums