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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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  • Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

    Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

    Legacy is a fleeting notion. It is incomprehensible in real time when a career hits high points, when certain doors open to quantitative opportunity. Jay Thomas can tell you a thing or two about that...

  • Ella Plays Dice

    Ella Plays Dice

    Ella Fitzgerald was eating a piece of pie when the police burst into her dressing room, guns drawn. Nearby, Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Illinois Jacquet were playing a game of...

  • Top 10 Moments in Jazz History

    Top 10 Moments in Jazz History

    10. In 1956, while in the throes of kicking his heroin addiction and late for a gig, Miles Davis picks up a small black snake that had wandered into his Missouri home and...

  • Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

    Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

    In Finland, as winter begins and the clocks change, the city of Tampere, a couple hours north of Helsinki, hosts its International Jazz Happening over a long weekend. The world comes to...

  • Meet Roy Hargrove

    Meet Roy Hargrove

    Yeah, with some cats. Especially cats like Ralph Moore. I like playing with Ralph. I remember the first time I played a gig with him was at The Willow, when I was going to Berklee....

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Lebroba

Andrew Cyrille
Lebroba

The Lullaby Project

Felipe Salles...
The Lullaby Project

Jazz In Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

Charles Mingus
Jazz In Detroit /...

Intimate Adversary

Jack Mouse Group
Intimate Adversary

Pendulum

Bram Weijters/Chad...
Pendulum

Flow Vertical

Jasna Jovicevic...
Flow Vertical

Bonafide

Michael Dease
Bonafide

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Gunther Schuller
Gunther Schuller

The composer Gunther Schuller is, famously, a man of many musical pursuits. He began his professional life as a horn player in both the jazz and classical worlds, working as readily with Miles Davis... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Detail Price
Nov22Thu
8:00 PM
CLOSED
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Nov22Thu
12:00
Closed - Thanksgiving Day
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
Nov23Fri
8:00 PM
Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Nov23Fri
10:00 PM
Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Nov23Fri
8:00 PM
Kindred the Family Soul
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
Nov23Fri
8:30 pm
The Nighthawks
State Theatre
Falls Church, VA
Nov23Fri
21:00
Jonathan Sloane Trio
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
$15