48. HR-57 Washington DC Jazz
H.CON.RES 57: Whereas, jazz has achieved preeminence throughout the world as an indigenous American music and art form… jazz is hereby designated as a rare and valuable national American treasure” . Passed by Congress- 1987.
And hence the name, HR-57, one of the most important jazz clubs in DC!
HR-57 DC brings in a host of cool jazz musicians and present them to a diverse crowd of DC folks. On any given night you’ll find veteran jazz musicians mixed in with some of the newer DC cats. I caught Eric Lewis there a couple months ago and had a blast.
No question this is a cool joint.
It had the hole-in-the-wall feel that I need to really get into the jazz vibe as I’m nursing my long island iced-tea. That’s just how I roll.
Though it’s a sit-down music venue, the crowd is usually lively and fun.
This is an inspiring place for artists, and an awesome venue for keeping quality jazz music alive in Washington DC. The new H street venue is supposed to be a bit bigger and I’m confident that the folks at HR-57 will preserve the magic that made the old location special.
Wonderful HR-57 jazz for a cover fee of $12 (Will update this if the new venue price is different), but this could vary depending on the night. Oh and you can BYOB for a a corkage fee of $3. Way cool!
Soft Opening tomorrow April 8th at their new location, with the music starting at 9 PM.
Spend some time with folks you love being around and take in some amazing live music. HR-57 is back!
HR-57 DC Jazz:
816 H St. NE
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