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  • Matsuli Music: The Fight Against Forgetting

    Matsuli Music: The Fight Against Forgetting

    Now approaching a decade of operations, Matsuli Music has placed itself at the frontline of reissuing some of South Africa's most influential, important, and yet nevertheless now difficult-to-find albums in pursuit of its stated mission: "The Fight Against Forgetting."...

  • Linda Sikhakhane: Two Sides, One Mirror

    Linda Sikhakhane: Two Sides, One Mirror

    Though it has not received the level of press attention it warrants, South Africa's Jazz scene of the past decade has experienced an astonishing flourishing of artistry and development. While the scene lost some of its titans like Zim Ngqawana...

  • Jeff Duperon: Building a Jazz Bridge for Musicians and the Community

    Jeff Duperon: Building a Jazz Bridge for...

    As Jazz Bridge continues in its fourteenth year of lighting up the jazz scene in Philadelphia, Jeff Duperon is succeeding Suzanne Cloud as its Executive Director. Duperon, a New Orleans born and bred disc jockey and man about town, is revered in...

  • Indecent Heroes and All That Jazz

    Indecent Heroes and All That Jazz

    Bill Cosby's deserved fall from Grace, perhaps more than anyone else's—and there has been a dizzying final reckoning for a bunch of them—has really hit me. I've been trying to figure out why that is and it's not obvious. But I think it's partly about how the accusations against Chuck Close have been handled...

  • Jazz Ambassadors: Representing A Segregated America During The Cold War

    Jazz Ambassadors: Representing A Segregated...

    Here, long overdue, is a comprehensive documentary about the legendary jazz musicians in the 1950s who served as "cultural ambassadors" under the aegis of the U.S. State Department, touring Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Soviet Union. The film comes sixty years...

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Seymour Reads The Constitution!

Brad Mehldau Trio
Seymour Reads The...

Colours of Sound

Simon Pilbrow with...
Colours of Sound

A Blast From The Past

Bob Downes Open...
A Blast From The...

Rhapsody

Bobby Previte
Rhapsody

You're Driving Me Crazy

Van Morrison and...
You're Driving Me...

Dirt...And More Dirt

Henry Threadgill 14...
Dirt...And More Dirt

Brother Raymond

Jean Toussaint...
Brother Raymond

Frescalalto

Lee Konitz
Frescalalto

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Budapest

Robi Botos
Budapest

Maxwell's House

Shawn Maxwell
Maxwell's House

How's Up There?

Bongwool Lee
How's Up There?

Down and Out

Hildegard Beister
Down and Out

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Artie Shaw
Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw, a brilliant jazz clarinetist, was one of the most enigmatic, daring and adventurous bandleaders of the swing-era. An intellectual, he hated public life and the music industry. Over the course... read more

Jazz Near You

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May23Wed 8:00 PM
Joe Vetter Quartet
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
May23Wed 10:00 PM
Joe Vetter Quartet
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
May23Wed 8:00 PM
Miller Micheal
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
May23Wed 10:00 PM
Miller Micheal
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
May23Wed 20:00
Neel Singh's Open Jam and Workshop
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
May23Wed 18:00
COMEDY NIGHT hosted by CROOKED COMEDY - Ten or...
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
May23Wed 7:30 PM
The Walt Whitman High School Jazz Ensemble
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD