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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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Out in the Open

Sam Dillon
Out in the Open

Contemporary Chaos Practices

Ingrid Laubrock
Contemporary Chaos...

Changed Beings

Eriksson Kaner
Changed Beings

We Must Mustn't We

Jonas Cambien Trio
We Must Mustn't We

Two Infinitudes; The One You "see" and the One That Is You.

Dialectical...
Two Infinitudes;...

Always Forward

Marshall Gilkes /...
Always Forward

The Music of Richard Whiting

Pamela Hines Trio
The Music of...

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Diana Krall
Diana Krall

It had only been a few days since singer and pianist Diana Krall publicly announced that she and husband Elvis Costello were expecting their first child. Her remarks may have primarily focused on her... read more

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8:00 PM
Roberta Gambarini
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Washington, DC
Nov16Fri
10:00 PM
Roberta Gambarini
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Washington, DC
Nov16Fri
8:00 PM
Walter Beasley
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
Nov16Fri
21:00
The Allman Others - Allman Brothers Tribute Band
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
$10
Nov16Fri
8:00 pm
The Dirty Grass Players
The Hamilton Live
Washington, DC
Nov16Fri
9:00 PM
Reginald Cyntje
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
Nov16Fri
11:00 PM
Reginald Cyntje
Twins Jazz
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