The Club at Studio K

The Club at Studio K is D.C.’s newest destination to experience the very best in contemporary music and culture. Showcasing a dynamic mix of rising stars and highly celebrated artists working in the genres of comedy, contemporary music, Hip Hop, jazz, and new music in an intimate setting, the Club at Studio K is a creative hub and hang space for artists and audiences alike.

Upcoming Events at the Club at Studio K

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Baby Wants Candy: Historical Hip Hop Edition

Thu. Feb. 20, 2020

Join the amazing group of improvisers from Baby Wants Candy as they create an epic Hip Hop musical based on a historical figure of your choosing.

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The Black Version

Fri. Feb. 21, 2020

This incredibly funny and groundbreaking show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvises the “black version” of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels, and much more.

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Wild Horses

Sat. Feb. 22, 2020

Wild Horses is a longform improv team made up of four best friends: Stephanie Allynne (One MississippiL Word: Generation Q), Mary Holland (Veep, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New BlackJurassic World), and Erin Whitehead (HBO's Animals). Zoe Jarman (The Mindy Project) will be guest hosting in Mary’s place.

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Mason Bates's KC Jukebox

Ekhodom and Mason Bates

Thu. Feb. 27, 2020

Ekhodom features Eric Hilton and Gianmaria Conti, Thievery Corporation’s longtime engineer, and was inspired by vintage, analog synthesizers, 1980’s sci-fi soundtracks, and electronic music from that time period coming out of Russia.

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Story District's Funnier Than Fiction

Fri. Feb. 28, 2020

DC's storytelling pros bring their best and funniest stories to the stage about real situations that are so ridiculous, you just have to laugh.

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Jason Palmer, “Upward”

Sat. Feb. 29, 2020

In 2018, trumpeter/educator/composer Jason Palmer and pianist/composer Kevin Harris interviewed a very special group of Boston mothers who had lost their children to gun violence. Upward their new multimedia presentation in which musicians transcribe tones and melodic flow to these courageous women’s words and stories, with the intent of honoring and celebrating the legacy of their loved ones in addition to bringing awareness to the need to end such acts in our community.

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Mar. 5 - 7, 2020

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Fest™ is a multi-day immersive live experience that celebrates, empowers, and elevates women and girls of color. Inspired by the popular BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards, BGR! FEST™ brings renowned women musicians, thought-leaders, and creative innovators to the DMV during International Women’s Day Weekend.

Please note: there is an 21+ advisory for the Secret Show on Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 p.m.

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jaimie branch’s Fly or Die

Wed. Mar. 11, 2020

For more than a decade, the Brooklyn–based trumpeter/composer has joined diverse acts like William Parker, Spoon, TV on the Radio, and Bell Orchestre. Now, she’s touring with music from her critically acclaimed sophomore album FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise.

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Jazz Doodle Jam! Jason Moran and The Bandwagon + Mo Willems

Mar. 13 - 14, 2020

Jazz Doodle Jam! is an intimate jazz concert where you collaborate with the band! Kids and grown-ups join host Mo Willems to doodle to music played onstage by Jason Moran and The Bandwagon. The band reacts and improvises to the audience’s pictures. All ages welcome!

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Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra

Sat. Mar. 14, 2020

Drawing inspiration from American jazz, Latin American music, and popular songs across decade and genre, Meza wows audiences with her rare combination of talents: fantastic singing, complex guitar work, and vivid musical storytelling.

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The Amours

Thu. Mar. 19, 2020

With a “hope to make everybody fall for substance again,” Washington, D.C. sister duo Jakiya Ayanna and Shaina Aisha immediately enchant every time they step up to a microphone as The Amours.

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Mar. 20 - 21, 2020

Two-time Edison Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah takes us on a sonic journey, creating a bridge to liberation and freedom with some of music’s most daring musicians and improvisers.

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Fri. Mar. 27, 2020

Witness adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts with others, in order to reveal stories about their lives.

BYT's Future Is Festival

hey, girl. podcast live!

Sat. Mar. 28, 2020

hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far.

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Made in Puerto Rico

Apr. 2 - 4, 2020

Made in Puerto Rico is a show about family, music, and cultural identity starring former attorney-turned-comedian Elizardi ("Eli") Castro.  

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Clarence Penn, Penn Station

Thu. Apr. 9, 2020

Since beginning his professional career at 15, versatile drum master Clarence Penn has toured, performed, and recorded with a diverse who's who, including Roberta Flack, Dizzy Gillespie, Dianne Reeves, Wyclef Jean, Ellis and Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, and Cyrus Chestnut. Witness his technical mastery and interpretation of classical, hard-bop, funk, experimental, and jazz styles.

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Kevin Ross

Fri. Apr. 10, 2020

Known for his soul-drenched, buttery, smooth vocals, Washington D.C. native Kevin Ross is a multifaceted singer, songwriter, and producer who has toured with R&B/Soul artist Maxwell and written for artists like Jaime Foxx.

The Second City and Kennedy Center's

Jazz Comedy Experiment with Jason Moran

Second City Jazz Comedy

Apr. 16 - 18, 2020

Join us along with Kennedy Center Jazz Artistic Director, Jason Moran, for a true experience in creative expression across the worlds of music and comedy.

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox

Michael Abels and Rob Garza

Thu. Apr. 23, 2020

Thivery Corporation's Rob Garza combines psychadelic electronica with a string octet in an immersive, designed space. Plus, music from composer Michael Abels of the Academy Award®–winning film Get Out.

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Washington Improv Theater's iMusical

Fri. Apr. 24, 2020

iMusical joins the unpredictable playfulness of comedic improvisation with the emotional power of musical theater.

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Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party

Sat. Apr. 25, 2020

Nearly 90 years ago, jazz music was party music. Jazz got people moving, whether played uptown or downtown in Depression-era juke joints across the country. The legendary Fats Waller—and his ability to get everyone on the dance floor—helped make the movement happen. Jason Moran keeps Waller’s life-of-the-party spirit alive in this multimedia/dance party event, reimagining the Harlem pianist’s hits as Afrobeat, funk, house music, and more modern grooves.

Dulcé Sloan

Sat. May 2, 2020

Dulcé Sloan is one of the sharpest, fastest rising voices in comedy. 

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The design aesthetic for the Club at Studio K was conceived of by Vicente Wolf of Vicente Wolf Associates. Additional Support for the design of the Club was provided by Kennedy Center Emeritus Trustee Margaret Russell. The furnishings were provided courtesy of Wayfair Professional, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Perennials.

David M. Rubenstein
Cornerstone of the REACH