DC Jazz Scene

Michael Wilderman's photos of jazz artists performing in the Washington, DC area
DC's First Lady of Jazz, Shirley Horn and her Trio with special guest Buck Hill, Charles Ables & Steve Williams-11-3-89 Shirley Horn, New Years at the One Step Down, 1990 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
Mary Jefferson with Andrew White on electric bass and guitarist Bill Harris at Charlie's Georgetown back room 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 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
Rueben Brown at Baird Auditorium 11-30-84 Hamiet Bluiett, Chief Bey, Ed Cherry, Ben Williams, & Nashiet Waits at HR-57-2000 Nasar Abadey & Max Roach-10-17-90
Pepe Gonzalez at Blues Alley-3-24-99 Paul Murphy-1997 National Treasure Awards-Bill Harris, Benny Carter with Congressman Conyers at Cap City Festival kickoff-9-22-88
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 Andrew White at Columbia College-9-28-14
Tuxedo Brass Band at Smithsonian Anniversary-8-1-96 DC Jazz Montage