DC Jazz Scene

Michael Wilderman's photos of jazz artists performing in the Washington, DC area
Washington, DC Jazz - book from Arcadia Press, authors Dr. Reggenia N. Williams and Rev. Dr. Sandra Truesdale Ron Holloway & Buck Hill at Blues Alley 8-4-92 Ron Holloway & Eddie Davis at Wolf Trap Jazz Festival 6-21-81
Shirley Horn, New Years at the One Step Down, 1990 DC's First Lady of Jazz, Shirley Horn and her Trio with special guest Buck Hill, Charles Ables & Steve Williams-11-3-89 Buck Hill on Western (Freedom) Plaza -4-25-92
Buck Hill and Webster Young at the Kennedy Center, November, 1994 Brother Ah at World Jazz Festival on Freedom Plaza-7-4-97 Butch Warren at the Bohemian Caverns, February, 2011
Keter Betts at the Smithsonian-2-21-97 John Malachi at Wolf Trap, June 21, 1981 Congressional Black Caucus Jazz Forum Award to Jon Hendricks- September, 2000
Lionel Hampton & Ron Sutton, Jr. at Congressional Black Caucus Jazz event-10-2-86 Smithson Awards to Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, and Benny Carter-November 30, 1990 President Clinton and the Jazz All-Stars at the 1991 Inaugural Ball - with Hillary Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Illinois Jacquet, Al Grey, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Jr., & Clark Terry
Elvin Jones, Ravi Coltrane at Reunion on the Mall-Clinton Inaugural concert -1-92 Danny Barker, Buck Clayton & Clark Terry-NEA Jazzmasters Awards-1-13-91 Dave Brubeck receives Congressional Award from Eleanor Holmes Norton-9-28-05
Dexter Gordon and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. at a Howard University tribute to Dexter, December 1986 Mary Jefferson with Andrew White on electric bass and guitarist Bill Harris at Charlie's Georgetown back room National Treasure Awards-Bill Harris, Benny Carter with Congressman Conyers at Cap City Festival kickoff-9-22-88
Charlie Fishman & Dr. Billy Taylor at the Dduke Ellington Jazz Festival 10-4-2006 Roland Hanna on Western (Freedom) Plaza -4-25-92 Charlie Byrd, Blues Alley, September, 1991
Charlie Rouse at Kool Jazz Festival-3-13-85 Billy Taylor at Wolf Trap-7-6-80 Frank Wess at Wolf Trap-6-21-81
Malachi Thompson Billy Harper One Step-Down-5-24-91 Gil Scott Heron at Blues Alley with Ron Holloway-2-26-89 Sonny Rollins and Ron Holloway at Blues Alley, April, 1986
Byron Morris and Unity at Blues Alley, November, 2000 Byron Morris at Blues Alley-3-24-99 Rusty Hassan, Felix Grant, W. Royal Stokes, Alexey Batashev and Bill Brower at Blues Alley October 24, 1988
Dizzy Gillespie at Blues Alley-10-19-86 Howard Johnson at dc space during festivak rainout-7-4-89 Henry Threadgill Ensemble at dc space-4-14-84
Hamiet Bluiett with Olu Dara-Fred Hopkins-Bob Nelloms-Michael Carvin at dc space-6-19-82 Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud upstairs at dc space-7-3-78 Long Tongues, Julius Hemphill's Saxophone Opera,a production of District Curators, was a musical reimaging of the history of the Bohemian Caverns. December, 1990
Julius Hemphill, Peggy Cafritz, Andrew White, Bill Warrell & Darrold Hunt-Reception for Long Tongues 11-5-88 Paul Bollenback at the DC Free Jazz Festival-7-4-88 andrew white-july 4th fireworks-dc free jazz festival-1987
Andrew White at Columbia College-9-28-14 Malachi Thompson, Carter Jefferson, Jjames King, Nasar Abadey at dc space 10-7-83 carter jefferson-blues alley-3-30-93
Rueben Brown at Baird Auditorium 11-30-84 Hamiet Bluiett, Chief Bey, Ed Cherry, Ben Williams, & Nashiet Waits at HR-57-2000 chuck brown jazz band-carter barron-8-3-97b
Stanley Turrentine at Blues Alley 12-1-91 Lawrence Wheatley at Blues Alley4-26-97 Pepe Gonzalez at Blues Alley-3-24-99
Ronnie  Wells at Kennedy High School , Silver Spring 9-27-91- Steve Novosel, recording session 7-12-92 Nasar Abadey & Max Roach-10-17-90
Willard Jenkins & Sunny Sumter at UDC 2015-4-27 Paul Murphy-1997 Johnson 'Fat Cat' McRee, Wild Bill Davison at Manassas Jazz Festival-11-24-87
Danny Gatton at the Birchmere-12-21-90, model for leather sculpture Tuxedo Brass Band at Smithsonian Anniversary-8-1-96 DC Jazz Montage