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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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Francisco Mela
Ancestros

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The Bitter Suite

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Ornettiquette

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The Sound Of The Earth

Xavier Reija
The Sound Of The...

Telepathy

Christopher Hollyday
Telepathy

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Don Cherry
Don Cherry

Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano. According to Cherry, his upbringing had everything to do with his interest... read more

Jazz Near You

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Nov18Sun
8:00 PM
Roberta Gambarini
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Washington, DC
Nov18Sun
10:00 PM
Roberta Gambarini
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Nov18Sun
8:00 PM
Joe Vetter Quartet
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
Nov18Sun
10:00 PM
Joe Vetter Quartet
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
Nov18Sun
7:30 PM
Sixx Sings Smokey
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
Nov18Sun
7:00 PM
Tiffany
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
Nov18Sun
20:00
Bones Conway Group, Skaii, Cory Belcher
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
$10