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If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

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  • Nik Bärtsch: Possibility in Paradox

    Nik Bärtsch: Possibility in Paradox

    Like the master-less samurai his primary band is named for, Nik Bärtsch forges a path and follows a code all his own. The pianist's music is best described by his own key phrases "ritual groove music" and "Zen funk," merging...

  • Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached

    Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached

    Nearly all recordings are labours of love. Passion and a huge amount of work are the essential ingredients. Some recordings in particular, however, mark the realization of a life-long dream. For Northern Irish trumpeter, BBC jazz broadcaster and university lecturer...

  • Big Ears Festival 2018

    Big Ears Festival 2018

    Knoxville's Big Ears Festival has traditionally kicked things off with a big piece by a high-visibility headliner. This year was to have featured a live performance of guitarist Nels Cline's Lovers project, an ambitious re-imagination of romantic "mood music" which was to be performed with the...

  • A Day at AAJ

    A Day at AAJ

    One of the main benefits of being the Dean of American Jazz Humorists©, besides a free Orange Julius whenever I want one (at participating locations) and 2-for-1 Redbox rentals, is my unfettered access to the inner workings of the entire Jazz universe...

  • The Cry of Jay Rodriguez

    The Cry of Jay Rodriguez

    On an unseasonably warm February evening I set out from Brooklyn to catch the multi-instrumentalist Jay Rodriguez's band at Le Poisson Rouge. While walking from the West 4th Street subway station to the venue on Bleecker Street I recalled taking this exact route over 30 years ago to play a...

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Charlie & Paul

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Sunlight

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Stephanie Richards
Fullmoon

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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald

Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Event Detail Venue Time
Apr25Wed Brian Culbertson - "colors Of Love"... Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
7:30 pm
$55
Apr25Wed Darden Purcell Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Apr25Wed Darden Purcell Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Apr25Wed Neel Singh's Open Jam and Workshop Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
20:00
Apr25Wed Philippe Lemm Trio Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Apr25Wed Philippe Lemm Trio Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Apr25Wed Greg Cooper's Tribute To Soul Legends with... Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
8:00 PM