When evaluating the musical DNA of Washington, DC music has remained a fiscal component of our city’s culture. Historically we have witnessed the rise of bluegrass music during the post-World War II era, go-go in the post-riot period and rhythm and blues throughout the second half of the 20th century. Blues Alley Jazz first initiated the embassy jazz series at the turn of this century in partnership with every major embassy located here in our Nation’s Capital.

Recognizing that the 20th century modern jazz music movement was truly an American-centric genre, the 21st century witnessed the first true importation of overseas jazz influences. The jazz series format became a framework to showcase all genres of jazz music in a variety of different production capacities. The coordination of agencies, institutions and the diplomatic corps requires a unique skillset that is manifested in different venues including the facilitation of artists and their incumbent documentation for performing in domestic work situations or for touring domestically. Either way Blues Alley Jazz contains the skillset and the expertise to facilitate your jazz music series.

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"Now THIS is a jazz club."
- Dizzy Gillespie

"Best Night Spot"
- Washingtonian Magazine

"The nation's finest jazz and supper club"
- New York Times


1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Daily 6:00pm-12:30am
Tel: (202) 337-4141
Fax: (202) 337-7946
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For the past five decades Blues Alley has proudly presented Yamaha grand pianos on our world-renowned stage.


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