48. HR-57 Washington DC Jazz

Posted at April 7, 2011 by 8 Comments

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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
Washington DC


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8 Responses to “48. HR-57 Washington DC Jazz”

  1. Angela says:

    HR57 ROCKS! I’m so glad they’re back. I won’t make it tonight, but next week, it’s on!!

  2. Jan says:

    My first time at HR57 one of the musicians invited me on stage to sing. Out of the blue! This place is awesome.

  3. rohan says:

    Yeah, I’ve always had a good time there. I’m looking forward to checking out their new digs though, I don’t spend enough time on the east side as it is.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Terrence J. says:

    I’m glad HR is finally re-opening, it was def my fave jazz spot in the city.

    • rohan says:

      Terrence, thanks for stopping by, really appreciate it. Yup, HR has been good to me every time I’ve been. It’s one of those places that have become a DC institution. The city needs it!

  5. Sounds like a cool place! Rohan, I love your blog. Now I know who to call if I’m ever in the DC area. 🙂

    • rohan says:

      Yay, glad you like it Kristi, I’m honored that you like it. Yes, be sure to hit me up, if you’re ever over this way. Thanks so much stopping by.


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