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Weekend in Jazz | 4.20-4.22: Record Store Day, Howard gets the blues, and an avant-garde Sunday

This weekend, the freshly reopened Howard Theatre features its first blues concert. Carlyle V. Smith/CapitalBop

by Giovanni Russonello
Editorial board

This Saturday is national Record Store Day. It’s looking like it’ll be a beautiful day until the rain starts pouring in the evening, so get out early and hit up your local record shop. (With the demise of Melody Records, D.C.’s only reliable source for new jazz CDs and vinyl, Som Records on 14th Street and Red Onion in Dupont Circle are your best bets for used jazz.) On Sunday, the Howard Theatre marks its first blues concert with a blowout featuring the likes of Taj Mahal, Shemekia Copeland and Corey Harris. Also that evening, two excellent avant-garde shows are happening: Diamond Terrifier at the Back Alley Theater and Jason Kao Hwang at Bohemian Caverns Find details on those performances and many more in this week’s edition of “Weekend in Jazz,” a listing of every D.C. jazz show on our radar. Our favorites have a label, and as always, you can read CapitalBop’s full listings directly at our D.C. jazz calendar, if you’d rather. Happy hunting!

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

cb picks:

  • Hiromi Trio Project, Blues Alley, 8 & 10 p.m.
  • Barry Harris Trio, Bohemian Caverns, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.
  • Buck Hill Quintet, Twins Jazz, 9 & 11 p.m.
  • Donvonte McCoy, 18th Street Lounge, 10:30 p.m.

Jazz at the Jefferson, Jefferson Memorial, 12 p.m. | As part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a wide variety of local jazz bands will perform at free, all-day concerts on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial. On the second day, the focus is on straight-ahead jazz: Performances come from the Brad Linde Quartet, Will Smith & The W.E.S. Group, the Nasar Abadey Quartet, the Victor Provost Steel Pan Quartet and vocalist Akua Allrich’s quintet. Free. View event on calendar | Jazz at the Jefferson website

Carlos Johnson, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6 p.m. | Tonight at Westminster Presbyterian’s weekly fish fry and jazz concert, Carlos Johnson, the well traveled and beloved D.C. saxophonist and singer, brings a swinging combo to the house of God. $5 cover for adults, no cover for attendees under 16, no minimum. View event on calendar | Westminster Presbyterian Church website

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Weekend in Jazz | Clubs showcasing an array of talent: Lee Konitz, Corey Harris and more

Lee Konitz performs at Bohemian Caverns on Friday and Saturday. Courtesy Evert-Jan

by Giovanni Russonello
Editorial board

The clubs are jammed with talent this Friday and Saturday: Cool jazz innovator Lee Konitz is at Bohemian Caverns, Mark Elf brings his zinging guitar to Twins Jazz, and Corey Harris’s blues eclecticism makes its way to Blues Alley. Find details on these performances and many more in this week’s edition of “Weekend in Jazz,” a listing of every D.C. jazz show on our radar. Our favorites have a label, and as always, you can read CapitalBop’s full listings directly at our D.C. jazz calendar, if you’d rather. Happy hunting!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

cb picks:

  • Chris Vadala Trio, Strathmore Mansion, 11 a.m.
  • Maurice Lyles Sextet, Westminster Presbyterian, 6 p.m.
  • Aaron Diehl, Kennedy Center, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
  • Lee Konitz Quintet, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.
  • Mark Elf Trio, Twins Jazz, 9 & 11 p.m.
  • Donvonte McCoy, 18th Street Lounge, 10:30 p.m.

Chris Vadala Trio, Strathmore Mansion, 11 a.m. | In the inaugural event of Strathmore’s month-long Discover Ellington festival, the Chris Vadala Trio will explore the music of Duke Ellington, D.C.’s foremost jazz ambassador. The director of the University of Maryland Jazz Studies program, Vadala has a history of playing bop, Latin and fusion, as well as classical. He’s a woodwind master who developed some fame while playing with Chuck Mangione in the 1970s. He’s joined here by guitarist Rick Whitehead and bassist John Previti. $15 cover, no minimum. View event on calendar | Strathmore website

Maurice Lyles Sextet, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6 p.m. | Maurice Lyles leads an expert straight-ahead sextet in this Black History Month celebration of Black American Music. The band includes Lyle Link and Carl Cornwell on saxophones, Peter Edelman on piano and Steve Novosel on bass, plus special guests. $5 cover for adults, no cover for attendees under 16, no minimum. View event on calendar | Westminster Presbyterian Church website

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