Best Emerging Jazz Scene

Jam Sessions
Time was, when you said “jam session” in this town, you meant HR-57. But its Wednesday and Thursday night jams (for which it charges musicians) aren’t the only games in town these days. The longtime weekend sessions at Columbia Station in Adams Morgan are on the upswing, and there’s a Sunday night jam down the street at Dahlak Eritrean restaurant. Meanwhile, promoter Jeff Stacey produces the Friday late-night U Street Jazz Jam, is starting a vocalists’ jam this spring at Dupont’s Black Fox Lounge, and his Thursday night Dukem Jazz series has evolved into a jam session during its second set. (Not to mention the jams that sometimes follow CapitalBop’s monthly Jazz Lofts at Union Arts.) Jammers, now you’ve got a full menu.