Creative Music in DC

Upcoming Performances of
Creative Music in DC

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. Each of his performances are meant to inspire and take the audience and artists to the highest level possible. At Twins Jazz in DC, William Hooker presents two nights of music for two different Trio projects. Musicians include Mark Hennen, Luke Stewart, Anthony Pirog and the legendary Philly tenor titan Joe Rigby.
Admission $15
Twins Jazz
1344 U Street NW
Located off the corner of 14th and U Streets NW

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

Saturday, August 15 @ 8pm
Jason Ajemian’s Folk Lords
FOLKLORDS (Graphic Scores and Improvisation, Brooklyn/Chicago)
Nate Scheible (Percussion and Tape Loops, DC)
Admission $10
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE


Tuesday, August 11 @ 8:30pm
Items in Space :: Luke Stewart
The Red Fetish
Items In Space (space drone / post-noise)
Luke Stewart (DC free jazz nobleman)
The Red Fetish (experimental compositions)
Suggested Donation $$$
The Black Squirrel
2427 18th Street NW
Located in the heart of Adams Morgan

Friday, August 14 @ 12noon
Janel Leppin (Mellow Diamond)
Cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Janel Leppin is an architect of acoustic and analog sound, a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. Leppin showcases her solo work as Mellow Diamond with her solo debut entitled Treaty.
Admission FREE
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G Street NW

Friday-Sunday, September 18-20 @ 7:30pm
Sonic Circuits Festival
By all measures Sonic Circuits should be dead. How many weird music scenes last this long? Typically things putter out after 2.5 years, and maybe experience a wave of nostalgia and experience a short lived second go round. Sonic Circuits grew from a slap dash festival to a regular concert series of unhip, uncommercial, “music.” Regular gatherings of misfits who listen to misfit sounds. With an emphasis onlistening.

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