East Coast Jazz Festival
Six legendary jazz clubs host the first ever multi-city online festival

A collection of the most beloved and well-known jazz clubs on the East Coast have banded together for the first multi-city East Coast Jazz Festival, which will take place online on Saturday, March 20th from 5 to 11 p.m. The proprietors of Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Smalls and Birdland in New York, Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia, Keystone Korner in Baltimore and Blues Alley in Washington, DC began planning this all-virtual jazz fest at the start of 2021, and the music will flow live with some pre-recorded sessions mixed in from six different stages, and will showcase the talents of more than 60 of the most renown and respected jazz talents of our time.

Chris’ Jazz Cafe

6pm ~ Bassist Alex Claffy & his Quartet, featuring saxophonist/vocalist Sonny Step

8pm ~ The New Ari Hoenig Trio with pianist Gadi Lehavi & bassist Ben Tiberio

10pm ~ Pianist Orrin Evans Quartet, with bassist Luques Curtis & drummer Mark Whitfield Jr, featuring special guest saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins


5 p.m. – Nicole Glover Trio

7 p.m. – Warren Wolf Quartet

9 p.m. – Mike Ledonne Quartet feat. Vincent Herring

Blues Alley

6 p.m. – Miki Yamanaka

8 p.m. – Eri Yamamoto

10 p.m. – Yoko Miwa

Scullers Jazz Club 

6 p.m. Christian Sands

8 p.m. Keyon Harrold

10 p.m. Tia Fuller

Keystone Korner Baltimore 

5 p.m. – Obasi Akoto Oceanic Jazz Orchestra/ Jean Carn & Company

7 p.m. – Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation with Tim Green, Obasi Akoto & Quincy Phillips

9 p.m. – Big Chief Donald Harrison with Warren Wolf, Kris Funn, Alex Brown, John Lamkin III

Birdland Jazz Club 

5 p.m. – David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band / Ken Peplowski & Rossano Sportiello Duo

7 p.m. – Ben Allison, Ted Nash, & Steve Cardeans Play The Music of Jimmy Giuffre & Jim Hall / Champian Fulton Quartet “Bird Song” A Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration

9 p.m. – Houston Person Quartet / Veronica Swift with The Emmet Cohen Trio