Upcoming Events: KC Jazz Club
Jazz is the public's art form. It's social, spontaneous, and interactive—most true to itself when being created in the company of others. So what better way to experience it than in Washington's most intimate concert venue: The KC Jazz Club.
Throughout the season, the KC Jazz Club lights up the Kennedy Center roof-level Terrace Gallery with performances by today's hottest new talents and seasoned jazz veterans. The club's trendy and comfortable cabaret setting features lamp-lit tables for four and drinks and light-menu fare available for purchase. No smoking. No minimum. Just up close and personal with your favorite jazz artists—the way jazz was meant to be.
KC Jazz Club: Grace Kelly
Fri., Oct. 4, 2013
A virtuosic musician and songwriter who has "intelligence, wit, and feeling" in her music according to jazz great Wynton Marsalis, saxophonist Grace Kelly has a growing list of triumphs, including four ASCAP Foundation's Young Jazz Composers Awards.
KC Jazz Club: Winard Harper and Jeli Posse
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
KC Jazz Club: Javon Jackson, We Four: Celebrating John Coltrane, with Jimmy Cobb
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
Saxophonist Javon Jackson combines talents with legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb for an original project highlighting the immortal music of saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.
KC Jazz Club: Curtis Fuller Brasstet
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
KC Jazz Club: Jazzmeia Horn: The Artistry of Jazz Horn
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
KC Jazz Club: Jason Moran & The Bandwagon
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013
Supersized Jazz Club: Roy Hargrove's RH Factor
Sat., Jan. 18, 2014
Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove brings his progressive jazz ensemble the RH Factor to the Supersized Jazz Club in a high-energy performance combining soul, jazz, funk, and hip-hop.
KC Jazz Club: Oscar Peñas
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014
Spanish jazz guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas makes his KC Jazz Club debut playing his unique style of music that has been described as "transnational cool," fusing traditional jazz with hints of flamenco and South American grooves.
KC Jazz Club: Frédéric Yonnet
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
KC Jazz Club: Kimberly Thompson Quartet
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
KC Jazz Club: Cedar Walton
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
KC Jazz Club: Gerald Clayton Trio
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
KC Jazz Club: Jamison Ross and Joy Ride
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
An alumnus of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead, drummer Jamison Ross, winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition, returns to the Kennedy Center with his band Joy Ride.
KC Jazz Club: Lewis Nash Quintet with Renee Rosnes
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
KC Jazz Club: The Revive Big Band
Sat., Apr. 5, 2014
With a contemporary groove housed in a traditional jazz context, New York's Revive Big Band led by trumpeter Igmar Thomas blends original works flavored with hip-hop, R&B, and sampled jazz recordings.
KC Jazz Club: Kevin Mahogany
Sat., Apr. 26, 2014
Vocalist Kevin Mahogany returns to the Kennedy Center with a blues-heavy set celebrating his 20-year career as an artist with a gift for bebop, ballads, blues, and swinging jazz.
KC Jazz Club: Justin Kauflin
Fri., May 2, 2014
Supersized Jazz Club: Robert Glasper
Sat., May 10, 2014
Grammy-winning hip-hop jazz pianist Robert Glasper brings his spontaneous spirit of adventure and experimentation to the Kennedy Center in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records.
All programs are subject to change.