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  • 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....

  • Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection

    Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection

    This year, Ann Arbor, Michigan's Edgefest Festival turned to Chicago for inspiration. An astonishing array of talented musicians, most with roots in Chicago's storied past or its vibrant present...

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Telepathy

Christopher Hollyday
Telepathy

Haydn: Symphony No. 39, Symphony No. 87, Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante

Handel and Haydn...
Haydn: Symphony No....

Rogue Star

Rent Romus' Life's...
Rogue Star

Out in the Open

Sam Dillon
Out in the Open

Contemporary Chaos Practices

Ingrid Laubrock
Contemporary Chaos...

Changed Beings

Eriksson Kaner
Changed Beings

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Ben Allison
Ben Allison

In a career that spans nearly 30 years, bassist/composer Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his... read more

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Nov17Sat
8:00 PM
Roberta Gambarini
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Nov17Sat
10:00 PM
Roberta Gambarini
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Nov17Sat
8:00 pm
Stephen Marley
Howard Theatre
Washington, DC
Nov17Sat
8:00 pm
Sugar Bear, Backyard Band, Junkyard, EU,...
DAR Constitution Hall
Washington, DC
Nov17Sat
7:00 pm
Boys Noize
U Street Music Hall
Washington, DC
Nov17Sat
20:00
Nicole Saphos
The Alex At The Graham Hotel, Georgetown
Washington, DC
Nov17Sat
9:00 PM
Reginald Cyntje
Twins Jazz
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