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   The Potomac River Jazz Club is a nonprofit society whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz. On our Web site you’ll find information about trad jazz happenings in the Washington-Baltimore area, about our organization, about our affiliated jazz bands, about jazz history, and about many other items of interest to jazz fans. And be sure to check out what PRJC is doing to encourage young musicians to play traditional jazz with the Capital Focus Youth Jazz Band. Please look around the site, and if you want to make a comment or a suggestion, ask a question or just say “Hi,” please send us an e-mail. The PRJC can also be reached at 484 626-0887.

Upcoming Jazz Events

   Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming PRJC Events:

  January 23 and Feb. 20, from 2:30-4:30pm: PRJC Jam Session with The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band, at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD. $10. PLEASE call ahead to confirm, Ph: 301-983-8838.

  Feb 27: PRJC Mardi Gras Special Concert featuring Ronell Johnson from New Orlean's Preservation Hall!, performing with Orleans Express, from 1:30-4:00pm, with jam session to follow - Rosensteel Hall, Silver Spring, MD

You can support the PRJC, our monthly Educational Talks and PRJC Concerts
using the Paypal link

Check out the PRJC upcoming events page for more information on all PRJC events, including directions and advanced tickets purchases.

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Past Events

If you missed any of our recent concerts or discussions, you can view all our event videos, at the PRJC YouTube Page: PRJC YouTube channel.

  PRJC February Discussion: The Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives with Judith Korey and Reuben Jackson.
  PRJC February Online Concert with Laissez Foure.
  PRJC Discussion: Duke Ellington: Genius Beyond Category with John Hasse, Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History. March 18, 2021. (Live presentation only, not on YouTube.)
  PRJC March 2021 PRJC Spring Fling Online Concert with The Jefferson Street Strutters
  PRJC April Online Concert with Orleans Express
  PRJC April Discussion: This could be the Start of Something Big: 50 Years of the Potomac River Jazz Club, by Dave Robinson
  PRJC May Discussion: The Piano Music & Professors of Storyville presented by New Orleans based pianist Kris Tokarski
  May 15: SPECIAL Concert with Banu Gibson, "live" from the New Orleans Jazz Museum
Presented by the PRJC, The Tri State Jazz Society, the Queen City Jass Society, and The Basin Street Regulars.
  PRJC June Discussion: Meet Buster Bailey--one of the great clarinetists of American Jazz presented by Seth Kibel
  June 27: Concert with Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band
  July 11: PRJC summer concert with the Seth Kibel Quintet
  PRJC July Discussion: The Three B's: DC vs New Orleans Music Scene, and New Orleans Clarinetist, Barney Bigard presented by Ben Redwine
  September 12: PRJC 50th Anniversary Special with 4 bands!
  PRJC October Discussion: Jazzing the Capital by Ken Avis   PRJC December Jazz Discussion: Mapping the Cradle of Jazz by John McCusker

Help support your favorite musicians hosting ONLINE concerts. Check out the PRJC
Facebook group page where many online concerts are posted, and please watch your favorite trad jazz bands on YouTube - the more views the better!

And remember to see what other trad jazz events--includeing the PRJC-hosted monthly jazz jam with the The Conservatory Classic Jazz at Normandie Farm Restaurant--are playing around town on the PRJC “All That Jazz” page.

    Looking for something else? PRJC’s “All That Jazz” page lists live traditional jazz and ragtime music happenings in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.

The PRJC Band highlight

"Mini Mardi Gras Concert 2021," Featuring PRJC all-time favorite band Orleans Express!

  Have a video clip of your band playing a hot jazz tune on YouTube? Send PRJC an email and your video could be highlighted here! Priority is given, but not limited, to PRJC-affiliated bands.
PRJC e-mail - please include the embed code or link to video.

Advertise in the Tailgate Ramblings
    You can place a jazz-related advertisement in the PRJC’s 12-page newsletter and pay for it online using your credit card and the PayPal system. “Tailgate Ramblings” is read by more than 700 PRJC members in the Washington-Baltimore area when it is delivered to their homes every month. Get details.

E-Mail Service With Jazz News of Interest
    The Potomac River Jazz Club offers an e-mail information service. The Club will e-mail periodic “Hot Jazz Flashes” containing information of immediate interest to members. We send Flashes before our current month's event, and occaisionally do so if there are changes to the information. We do not share our email lists outside of the PRJC and try to keep our email notices to a minimum.

   If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, send an e-mail to, put “PRJC Hot Jazz Flashes” in the subject line and the word “subscribe” in the text.

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