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Jazz in the Hoods

The Renaissance Dupont Circle in conjunction with the 2010 DC Jazz Festival (formerly known as The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival) hosted an intimate evening with celebrated harmonicist Fréderic Yonnet in its lounge Tuesday evening. Yonnet performed his own set and invited other guest musicians to sit in with the band. This jam session is designed to present guests with an opportunity to savor contemporary jazz and to celebrate the legends with premium cocktails named after jazz greats.

The DC Jazz Festival will again partner with more than 35 clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries to offer and promote over eighty performances over ten nights.

With more than 100 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, D.C. and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. The Festival presents year-round music education programs and concerts for DC students and residents by local, national and internationally-known talent at venues across D.C., promotes music integration in school curricula, and supports outreach to expand and diversify the audience of jazz enthusiasts

Upcoming Performances:

Adams Morgan

Bossa Bistro

2463 18th Street, NW, 202-667-0088

6/8: DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency (7pm), Fourth Stream (World Groove, 9pm)

6/9: Samba Dance Group Zezah Brasil, Clube Do Samba (Brazilian Pagode)

6/11: Sin Miedo (Salsa) 6/13: Tom Lagana Group (Guitar)

Cashion’s Eat Place

1819 Columbia Road, NW, 202-797-1819

6/11: Richard Miller Trio

6/12: Origem

Columbia Station

2325 18th Street, NW, 202-462-2100

6/8: Ben Young Quartet

6/9, 6/11, 6/12: Butch Warren Experience

6/13: Peter Edelman Trio


2408 18th Street, NW, 202-299-1113 6/9: Samuel Medina (Latin/ Brazilian Jazz)


2459 18th Street, NW, 202-232-5500

6/8: The Peter Edelman Quartet

6/9: Lovesome Thing Jazz Trio

Capitol Hill


50 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 202-289-6188

6/11, 6/12: The Jolley Brothers

6/13 (Brunch): The Jolley Brothers

Eastern Market Music

7th Street & North Carolina Ave. SE

6/13: Gina DeSimone & the Moaners, Rio Garage

Johnny's Half Shell

400 North Capitol Street, NW, 202-737-0400

6/11, 6/12: Charles Woods Quartet



701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 202-393-0701

6/10: Steven Dorman 6/11, 6/12: Steven Dorman/ Eddie Eaton Duo


901 New York Avenue, NW, 202 408-8848

6/12: Marshall Keys

Madison Hotel (T)

1177 15th Street, NW, 202-862-1600

6/11, 6/12: Madruga, Monk & More at the Madison: Tony Madruga Quartet


Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 202-337-4141

6/8: Marco di Marco Trio

6/11-6/13: Pat Martino


The Empress Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental

1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, 202-787-6121

6/11: The Sharón Clark Quartet

6/12: The Julian Hipkins Quartet

U Street NW

1905 Restaurant

1905 9th Street NW, 202- 332-1905

6/10:Laissez Foure

Bohemian Caverns (T)

2001 11th Street, NW, 202-299-0800

6/8: Alex Brown Quintet

6/10: Gordon Chambers

6/11, 6/12: Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars featuring Cyrus Chestnut, John Lee, Yotam and Willie Jones III

Café Nema

1334 U Street, NW, 202-667-3215

6/9: Michael Price

6/10: The Young Lions featuring Allen J. Balmer

6/11: Tedd Baker Trio featuring Allen J. Balmer

6/12: Jolley Brothers

6/13: Pete Moldun


1771 U Street, NW, 617-233-9763

6/13: DC Jazz Jam

JoJo’s Restaurant Bar

1518 U Street, NW, 202-319-9350

6/8: Caribbean Jazz featuring Victor Provost

6/9: All Soul for a New Day featuring Colin Williams

6/10: Lenny Robinson Trio

6/11: Cabassa, Just Us Band and Show with King Smith

6/12: Total Eclipse

6/13: Inspiration

Sala Thai

1301 U Street, NW, 202-462-1333

6/10: Jacqui Simmons

6/11: Yamomanem Jazz

The Islander Caribbean Restaurant and Lounge

1201 U Street, NW, 202-234-4971

6/12: David Cole and Main Street Blues

6/13: Mavis Waters Quartet

Twins 1344 U Street, NW, 202-234-0072

6/10: Giancarlo Schiaffini

6/11, 6/12: Benito Gonzalez featuring Azare Lawrence and Ronnie Burrage

Utopia Bar and Grill

1418 U Street, NW, 202-483-7669

6/8: Lyle Link Trio

6/9: Andrew Cox

6/10: Wayne Wilentz Trio

6/11: Collector’s Edition

6/12: Elijah’s Quartet

6/13: Sharol Jones Trio

Woodley Park

Zoo Bar

3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 202-232-4225

6/8: Jazzocracy

6/2: Sugar Blue

6/9: Guitar Shorty

6/12: Duke Robillard