Creative Music in DC

Upcoming Performances of Creative Music in DC

Every Monday @ 7pm
Creative Music Workshop
The Creative Music Workshop brings together some of DC’s most dedicated Creative Musicians together. Each session features an opportunity to explore various aspects of improvised music and experimentalism.
Artists of any discipline welcome!
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Wednesday, July 15 @ 8:00pm
Good Willsmith :: Luke Stewart :: Praxsis Cat
GOOD WILLSMITH (Psychadelic Shamans, Chicago // Hausu Mountain)
LUKE STEWART (DC free jazz nobleman)
PraxisCat (interstellar sound artist)
Admission $10/Students $5
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Located near the Silver Spring Metro

Friday-Saturday, July 24-25 @ 8pm
James Brandon Lewis: Days of Freeman
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James Brandon Lewis is one of the modern titans of the tenor. He’s received accolades from mainstream cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine who hailed him as by as one of “7 Young Players to Watch,” and earned the respect of a diverse cross section of esteemed artists. Currently, James resides in New York City where he actively gigs as a sideman and leads his own ensembles. He is deep in an intrepid artistic continuum that explores identity and spirituality through challenging and awe-inspiring concepts and epiphanic playing that melds formalistic technique, bold exploration, and strains of gospel and blues.
Admission $20adv/$25door
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street NE
Located on the corner of 11th and U Streets NW

Friday-Saturday, August 7-8 @ 8pm
William Hooker – Trios
William Hooker is a veteran of New York City’s jazz, free-jazz and experimental music communities where he is one of the leading innovators in the fabled Loft Scene and Downtown Scene. A highly influential drummer with over 60 recordings to his credit spanning a career lasting over 40 years, he has lead ensembles that have included Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Elliott Sharp, David Murray, Billy Bang, David S. Ware, Zeena Parkins, DJ Olive, Glenn Spearman, DJ Spooky, Jim O’Rourke, Andrea Parkins, Christian Marclay, Alan Licht, and Sabir Mateen, among many others.
At Twins Jazz in DC, William Hooker presents two nights of music for two different Trio projects. Musicians include Mark Hennen, Luke Stewart, and Anthony Pirog.
Admission $15
Twins Jazz
1344 U Street NW
Located off the corner of 14th and U Streets NW

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft
The DC Jazz Loft showcases and stimulates the talent and forward-focused creative thought that is occurring in the DC Jazz community. On the second Sunday of every month, at Union Arts DC, a variety of idioms and approaches to Jazz are presented by members of the diverse local scene.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Jazz Greats Celebrate Drum Virtuoso Jerome Cooper

From The Villager:

Luminaries of avant-garde jazz gathered on Tuesday evening to remember Jerome Cooper, the pioneering multi-percussionist free jazz player, who died on May 6 at age 68. Cooper was raised in Chicago. After moving to New York, he lived in the same East Village squat on E. 13th St. and Avenue B. He did solo projects and collaborated with free jazz greats, including pianist Cecil Taylor and forming, with violinist Leroy Jenkins and bassist Sirone, the widely influential free jazz group The Revolutionary Ensemble.