• Skateboard artists run riot in nation’s capital

    WASHINGTON — No, you’re not imagining things. There are actually jazz musicians skateboarding at the Kennedy Center and film crews shooting skaters in your backyard swimming pool. Both efforts are coming to the surface this week in our nation’s…

  • Maryland jazz prodigy tears up local music scene

    WASHINGTON — Miles Teller’s dedicated drummer catapulted “Whiplash” to win the Sundance Film Festival, dodging cymbals thrown by his strict jazz instructor (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons). That movie drummer is a kindred spirit to real-life jazz…

  • 2 area airports hosting jazz performances

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two airports in the Washington area are hosting a series of jazz performances. The performances at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport begin Thursday and continue mostly on…

  • Free outdoor fun: Jazz in the Garden kicks off

    WASHINGTON – Live music, great weather and a Friday night. Most can’t think of a better combination. Jazz in the Garden is back at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, starting Friday May 22. It’s one…

  • Smithsonian receives $2.5M to expand jazz programs at museum

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An artist’s foundation is donating $2.5 million as an endowment to expand jazz programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The museum will announce Tuesday that artist LeRoy Neiman’s foundation…

  • Jazz festivals on tap this weekend

    Two great local jazz festivals will be held Saturday.

  • Capital Jazz festival revs up the stage at Merriweather Post

    Thousands of jazz lovers will flock to the Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend for Capital Jazz Fest.

  • Free jazz concerts back for 13th season at Sculpture Garden

    For the 13th season, the Jazz in the Garden series at the National Gallery of Art
    Sculpture Garden will provide free tunes and an
    end-of-the-week catharsis.

  • Audience or not, D.C. jazz pianist plays on

    Pianist, Peter Edelman, has been a staple at this club, Columbia Station, for the past 12 years.

  • D.C. jazz clubs improvise to survive

    As the traditional audience for jazz ages and moves out of D.C., the District\’s jazz clubs are thinking creatively to attract a growing younger population that seems to prefer other forms of entertainment.