Jazz @ the Atlas

The Jazz @ The Atlas Series brings an eclectic mix of local, national and international jazz musicians and ensembles. Experience amazing virtuosity, some old favorites, new sounds, borrowed traditions, and some great blues.


April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Join us April 21 – April 24  for non-stop jazz performances representing the diversity of the jazz genre featuring local, national and international jazz greats!

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April 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

French pianist and composer Cedric Hanriot joins forces with American trumpeter Jason Palmer featuring an all-star cast of musicians in saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Clarence Penn in a musical homage to the work of science fiction writer Dan Simmons. Hanriot and Palmer have composed a suite of three movements using seven distinct melodies based on the famed “7 modes of limited transportation” created by influential French composer Olivier Messiaen to translate Simmon’s stories into original and improvisational music. This performance features Riffin’: CapitalBop Listening Sessions at the Atlas, a pre-show jazz conversation series at 7:00 pm.  To RSVP for a Listening Session, click here

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Joanna Wallfisch and Dan TepferJoanna Wallfisch/Dan Tepfer Duo

April 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm
British-born, New York-based jazz vocalist and composer Joanna Wallfisch and impeccable jazz pianist Dan Tepfer began their musical collaboration in 2013 and have swiftly become a favorite among audiences all over the world. At the Atlas, they present their debut project as a duo, The Origin Of Adjustable Things (Sunnyside), voted Best Jazz Vocal Album 2015, and #5 Jazz Album of the Year, 2015 by the Daily Beast. The New York Times has described their interplay as “sensitive and deep”, whilst Jazzwise Magazine said “the duo’s intimate rapport is pretty mesmerizing.”

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Lao Tizer (web)Tizer Trio
April 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Driven by an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, classical, and latin rhythms with a jam band aesthetic, keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer, joined by Senegalese bassist Cheikh N’Doye, and drummer Andy Sanesi perform original world fusion compositions with rich, melodic, harmonic and improvisational elements.

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Brad-Linde-by-matt-DunnBrad Linde
The Lonely Poet Project
April 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The ever inventive jazz composer and saxophonist Brad Linde features an all new project based on the life and work of legendary tenor saxophonist Lester Young. With all new compositions, arrangements of standards, and improvisations for tenor saxophone, Linde hopes to fulfill the the late, great Young’s project that was never realized in his lifetime.

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For more information, please call Box Office at 202-399-7993 ext. 2, or email boxoffice@atlasarts.org.


Past Performances



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Aaron Diehl Trio
February 11, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20-$28
Ohio native Aaron Diehl seeks to stand out as a n artist in his generation to exemplify excellence, sophistication, and a fluency in the American musical vernacular.  This performance features Riffin’: CapitalBop Listening Sessions at the Atlas, a pre-show jazz conversation series at 7:00 pm.
 Funded in part by the Jazz Touring Network Program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.


Brad-Linde-by-matt-DunnBrad Linde Ensemble: A Post-Cool Yule
December 4, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20-$28
This 10-piece chamber ensemble will fill your stocking with deconstructed and re-imagined holiday classics.



Copy of _DSF2915_c[s]_1 jamie baum web 2Jamie Baum Septet +
November 21, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20-$28
In their Atlas debut, The Jamie Baum Septet will perform new compositions along with music from their recent album In This Life.



Ran Blake 1Ran Blake Concert and Masterclass
October 23, 2015 @ 8:00pm- October 24 @ 12:00pm
Tickets $20-$28

Join pianist/composer/educator Ran Blake  in a rare concert performance and to listen, and learn as this jazz master instructs some of DC’s most outstanding jazz musicians.



DSCN0879-2Darius Jones and Emilie Lesbros: LEDE BRIGITTE (Lost in Translation)
October 3, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20-$28
Composer and alto saxophonist Jones and vocalist Lesbros explore difficulties in clear communication due to widely varied perspectives.



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September 26, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20-$28
Grammy-nominated New York based pianist showcases his pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition.



Heidi Martin 2Heidi Martin: ABBEY!
September 24, 2015 @ 8:00pm- September 26 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $25
Vocalist Heidi Martin presents a one woman tribute to the indomitable Abbey Lincoln, renowned jazz vocalist, songwriter, actress and civil rights advocate.



BradLinde-HighResImages 900wBrad Linde: Useless Machines
September 18, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20-22
Brad Linde’s innovative new project presents jazz compositions inspired by kinetic sculptures, the artwork of Alexander Caulder and Bruno Munari, and musical concepts of Earle Brown and John Cage.