Venue Details

66 Star Starred
Twins Jazz
1344 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009
202-234-0072
Venue website Get directions
Goldstar Member
The weather was night cool air. I wore nice dressy top with jeans and heels. .
Live Jazz at Twins dress Sep 30 2014 star this tip starred
Darlene DeMoss
Don't forget there is a minimum of $10 per person for food/drink on top of your entrance cost. Folks next to us got that surprise at the end of the night.
Live Jazz at Twins info Nov 18 2013 star this tip starred
View All 46 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

104 ratings
4.0 average rating
  • 39
    5
  • 40
    4
  • 16
    3
  • 6
    2
  • 3
    1
31 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 26 2009

This was a great space and the service was good. The Elijah Jamal Experience is a great, passionate group of young musicians on the rise! They performed a good set, with arabesque and Latin hooks. Hope to see and hear more of them in the future.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

I bought a ticket but did not stay for the event. The restaurant was beyond hot, and it did not seem worth it to stay. Seems like it could have been fun, I find it to be horrible business practices not to respect your customers enough to give them...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended May 30 2009

The music was great! There was a very engaging band that night.
The food, on the other hand, was not very good at all. None of us were able to find something we liked. And the service could have been better. We ended up having to go to the...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 74 Reviews
More Information

Website

http://www.twinsjazz.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Twins is one of AOL City Guide’s Best Live Music Clubs for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Twins received the 2009 Best of Washington Award in the Eating Places category by the US Commerce Association.
“As jazz clubs go, this is the real thing.” —The Washingtonian Online

Description

Located in the heart of the exciting new U Street entertainment district, Twins Jazz serves up the finest in jazz and American, Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine. Founded in 1986 by Ethiopian twin sisters, Twins Jazz is one of Washington’s top jazz clubs and best-kept secrets. They are home to avant-garde artists, minor legends and the best of the local jazz scene. The venue’s intimate, cultural setting, embedded with colored ceramic tiles and eclectic artwork by professional photographer Joseph Beasley, creates a strong connection between the audience and performers. Most of the action takes place on stage, but Twins Jazz has got enough momentum to get you on your feet! No matter where you sit, you’re practically with the band! 

About the Ticket Supplier: Twins Jazz

For over twenty-three years, Twins Jazz Club and Twins Lounge have worked to conceptualize and develop a friendly environment wherein jazz lovers can congregate in geniality and ambiance sharing their love and celebration of a common style of music called jazz. Twins Jazz strives to not only be a jazz venue, but a social and economic force in the local and regional community via the Twins Jazz Foundation, offering opportunities for young, aspiring musical talents attending area schools. Music students are encouraged to participate in weekly jam sessions, to learn their craft from more experienced musicians. Twins Jazz also aims to bring greater appreciation and understanding of jazz from traditional to the contemporary, via festivals, forums and workshops.