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August 26, 2017

Carmen McRae:  The Singers’ Singer. 
Carmen Mercedes McRae was born in Harlem in 1922 to a Costa Rican father and Jamaican mother.  Beginning piano at age 8 she played NY clubs in her late teens and early 20’s, working with Ellington, Basie and Benny Carter big bands.  Close to Billie Holiday she became a noted singer, recording over 60 albums, toured the world extensively and received numerous awards.  Her unique vocal style made her a well-known artist and favored collaborator of other singers and band leaders and arrangers.  Moving to LA in the late 60’s she died in 1994.  Ellen Carter presents her fascinating story.

September 30, 2017
16th Annual D.C. Jazz
Preservation Festival
A full day of the best jazz in D.C.
Free Admission, Artist exhibits, vendors
Food serviced all day

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

September 29, 2017
Christie Dashiell Returns
Christie Dashiell, vocals
Allyn Johnson, piano
Romeir Mendez, bass
Mark Prince, drums

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

September 22, 2017
Kenny Rittenhouse Quintet
Kenny Rittenhouse, trombone
Antonio Parker, sax
Vince Evans, piano
Herm Burney, bass
Jay Jefferson, drums

9:15  Jazz Night at the Movies
Carmen McRae

Jazz Calendar

August 25, 2017
Tribute to Carmen McRae
Jessica Boykin-Settles, vocals
Brian Settles, sax
Jon Ozment, piano
Karine Chapdelaine-Walker, bass
Lydia Lewis, drums

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. 

September 8, 2017
CD Celebration
Lee Pilzer, baritone
Amy Shook, bass
Jackie Warren, piano
Sherrie Maricle, drums

September 15, 2017
Greg Lamont “Old School”
Greg Lamont, piano
Spencer Ranch, sax

Michael Thomas, trumpet
Orlando Wilson, guitar
Percy Smith, drums

October 6, 2017
Fathers & Sons
Whit Williams, sax
Tom Williams, drums
Charles Funn, trombone
Kris Funn, bass
Allyn Johnson, piano

September 1, 2017
Labor Day Special
First Lady Sharon Clark, vocals
Vicino’s Chad Carter, vocals
Legendary Jackie Hairston, organ
Michael Hairston, sax
Percy Smith, drums

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