Alice's Jazz And Cultural Society

Alice's Jazz  And Cultural Society The Jazz & Cultural Society has been a long time dream of Dr. Alice Jamison and DeAndrey Howard; a community oriented space for musicians and listeners.
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The Jazz & Cultural Society (JACS) is located at 2813 12th Street, NE in our Nations Capital. The venue has been a long time dream of Dr. Alice Jamison, also an ordained minister and musician/producer, DeAndrey Howard. Each of their love of music encouraged them to renovate a space in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington DC so that community members and musicians alike have the opportunity to

The Jazz & Cultural Society (JACS) is located at 2813 12th Street, NE in our Nations Capital. The venue has been a long time dream of Dr. Alice Jamison, also an ordained minister and musician/producer, DeAndrey Howard. Each of their love of music encouraged them to renovate a space in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington DC so that community members and musicians alike have the opportunity to

Operating as usual

03/15/2020

no show tonight. Cancelled.

12/04/2019

AJACS show is cancelled tonight.

Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society mugs are now being sold at AJACS, and by contacting The McKinzie Group! They are $7.00...
05/13/2019

Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society mugs are now being sold at AJACS, and by contacting The McKinzie Group! They are $7.00 each!

02/03/2019

NO SHOW today at AJACS this Superbowl Sunday. If no show is listed for today, on the website, then that means there is NO SHOW. Feb schedule will be up soon.

01/02/2019

Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society is CLOSED today, Wednesday, Jan 2nd. It will re-open for Sunday's show.

11/19/2018

AJACS will be CLOSED Wednesday, November 21st. There is no show! Please enjoy your holiday weekend!

10/24/2018

Here tonight at Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society we have an all-star group, and good friends Ron Pender and Nevitta Ruddy!

Ron Pender & Nevitta Ruddy
Nevitta Ruddy-keyboards
Ron Pender-sax
Clayton McLendon guitar
Jimmy Taylor-drums
Mark Kelly-trumpet!

Music until 9 pm!!

08/08/2018

REMINDER! There is NO show at Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society TONIGHT! AJACS is closed for August! Come back and see us in September!

08/05/2018

AJACS is closed THIS month (August). Come back and see us in September :)

08/01/2018

Just a reminder! NO AJACS show TONIGHT! We open back up in September! Support the arts in the multiple locations around town! See ya soon!

07/30/2018

For the month of AUGUST Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society will not have shows. The establishment is closing for renovations. We will see everyone in September. Have a safe and wonderful rest of your summer!

07/08/2018

THIS afternoon!

07/06/2018

At AJACS this Sunday afternoon! Come on by!

07/04/2018

NO SHOW at AJACS tomorrow night! 4th of July! Be safe!

06/14/2018

SATURDAY's Jonathan Barber show has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling conflict.

03/21/2018

TONIGHT'S show at AJACS has been POSTPONED! Stay safe and warm. Reginald Cyntje and his group will be back with us soon!

02/18/2018

There is NO AJACS tonight! Go and support the arts throughout the DMV area! AJACS is open this coming Wednesday with The Bob Butta Trio!!

12/06/2017

A LOVELY evening of music happening right NOW at AJACS. Music until 9 pm $10 cover! Would love to see you! Come spread some Holiday cheer!

AJACS fans check it out!
11/12/2017

AJACS fans check it out!

Bipeds of Brookland: DeAndre Howard

DeAndre Howard met Dr. Alice Lawrence about 9 years ago. He discovered they shared a dream he had since his late 20s: to open a non-alcoholic jazz club. Dr. Alice wanted to provide people with the opportunity to feel like they were in their living room, and yet to share the space with live musicians. Dr. Alice owned the building on 12th Street, Deandre had the skills as a contractor to fix it up and the connections as a musician to book “straight ahead jazz." Together, they opened Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society, a nonprofit organization, two years ago.

“I’m not trying to get rich, I do this for the love of music… I am blessed. Alice is blessed. How many people get to live their dream? This is so much fun. When I turned 18, I said to the Creator: I want to do this for a living.” DeAndre played at Utopia every Friday for 22 years and worked as a sound engineer, but “when you’re in the studio all day making money, by the time you get home, it’s night time. All you got time to do is eat and go to sleep.” He is now happy to manage a real jazz club in Brookland. “There used to be tons of jazz clubs in this community back in the day when I was playing.” DeAndre knew many of the people whose images are painted on the club’s front wall.

“This is a getaway from all the rudeness and nastiness out on the street. You come in here there is one love, a good vibe. I guarantee you come to one of these shows, you will see everybody talk to you. People in the audience will make you feel welcome. We sell dinners, sodas, tea. We don’t serve alcohol… If I see (alcohol), I’m gonna tell you to get out of here.”

“People say jazz is dead. I say jazz isn’t dead. What’s dead is the presentation of Jazz. .. Jazz is best served in an intimate atmosphere.”

AJACS is located at 2813 12th Street, NE. Most shows are from 6 - 9 pm, cash admission fees. All ages welcome. Food and drinks for sale on premises; no alcohol. Jazz schedule is posted on the website http://www.jazzandculturalsociety.com

Bipeds of Brookland: A semi-weekly series introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time. Article and photo by Tom Sabella
http://www.sellingdc.com/blog/bipeds-of-brookland-deandre-howard.html

10/22/2017

Looking forward to the Petra Martin show TONIGHT at AJACS 6 until 9 pm and $10 cover, cash only, all ages welcome, 12 and under are free. Meals for sale. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available too!

07/19/2017

ATTENTION! The show tonight at AJACS has been cancelled due to the heat. Please spread the word and note future date when the show will be scheduled. This will be announced soon! In the meantime, stay cool and we will see you soon!

06/11/2017

AJACS is CLOSED today! AJACS will be closed for renovations until June 21st!

06/08/2017

ALICE"S JACS WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS for two weeks. There will be NO Sunday/Wednesday shows during that time. Shows resume around June 21st. Be on the lookout for more info.

04/01/2017

TOMORROW's show at AJACS is CANCELLED. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please come see us another time. Thank you!

03/20/2017

Tonight at 7 pm Dr. Alice Jamison and DeAndrey Howard will be on Brother's Ah's radio show--WPFW 89.3 FM. Tune in! Thanks for all of the support!

03/14/2017

PLEASE note, the AJACS show for tomorrow is postponed (new date TBA). The community's safety and comfort is of top priority. Please be on the lookout for the new date!

02/22/2017

The music is on tonight at AJACS with the Michael Hairston Quartet! Accompanying him is Bob Butta on piano, Steve Novosel on bass and DeAndrey Howard on drums!! Come on by. Music until 9 pm and only $5!

02/16/2017

There is NO SHOW at Alice's JACS THIS Sunday, Feb 19th. Please support live music throughout the area! Next show will be the following Wednesday!

02/09/2017

ATTENTION: The Corcoran Holt show tonight at AJACS has been cancelled because of inclimate weather in NYC! Please be on the look out for postponment details!

02/05/2017

AJACS is closed tomorrow! Enjoy the game--if you watch it. See us on Wednesday for a show.

01/01/2017

AJACS is closed today for the Holiday! Happy Holiday! See you the 4th of Jan!

12/31/2016

Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society will be closed, Sunday, Jan 2st. There will be no show. Happy New Year. Please join us for the next show with organist/pianist/vocalist, Bill Heid on Wednesday, Jan 4th 2017. Thank you!

12/23/2016

Alice's JACS will be CLOSED Sunday, December 25th 2016. There will be no show. Our next opening will be Wednesday December 28th for a Holiday Jam/Fundraiser. Please come on out. Until then, Happy and safe holiday season.

Address

2813 12th St NE
Washington D.C., DC
20017

Opening Hours

Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday 18:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(202) 526-1615

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Hi, If you are a musician in the DMV area, If you book for or own a venue, you definitely want to be a part of this. Please come to the Virtual Town Hall meeting on July 7 https://www.facebook.com/events/767502137290269/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22plan_user_invited%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D¬if_id=1625060491284570¬if_t=plan_user_invited&ref=notif
I hear that you're hoping to open up in July, but need to fundraise. Let us know where to donate! This was one of the places I missed the most in the last year.
To: All My Facebook Friends, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Venues and Organizations that support Jazz here in DC and beyond, My Friend and former partner in JBV Productions, William "Bill" Brower, a long time producer, scholar, and heartfelt supporter of Jazz performance and scholarship has suffered and is coping with a major health crisis. He has long been a behind the scenes proponent of the history and value of Jazz and it's contribution to our culture. Now Bill needs our support. He is expected to be in a serious rehab situation for the next several months, and I would urge you all to consider supporting him in this challenging time. His family has set up a CoFund Health account to assist with his medical expenses( see link below) https://app.cofundhealth.com/campaign/NKyN2Nx0T5 If you know Bill you know of his commitment to the music and the musicians, I urge you all to support Bill now as he has supported us in the past. Thank You Best Jeff Anthony
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Best place to be on a quiet Sunday evening....
Keep it swingin!
Great atmosphere, great music, great clientele.
Liberated Muse's Khadijah Moon is looking forward to hosting C3: Creative Creatives Creating open mic and performance series at Alice's Jazz And Cultural Society every third Thursday, starting on Thursday, Feb. 21!
I'll be at JACS this Sunday to see my friend Reggie Upshaw! It's a long time coming and you all are in for a treat!! Also, a hot band. Then I'll be there the next Sunday!!
FIRM ROOTS - last night at AJACS... What a great show!!!! Benjie Porecki, Mark Prince and Brad Collins! So much talent! So much fun.... Brad Collins is a sax-playing, vocalist - a veritable musical genius! Thank you Miss Alice and DeAndrey Howard... for your service to DC and Jazz!!!!
Who was that flutist last night? He was Amazing!