House of Comedy and Jazz has a vision to create a jazz movement in Prince George’s County that would treat deserving artists with respect, while allowing patrons to see the world’s finest jazz musicians in a close, comfortable setting.

Artists who had stopped playing in jazz clubs decades before, such as Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Tito Puente, soon called Blue Note home.

House of Comedy and Jazz strives to preserve the history of jazz, and the club is a place where progression and innovation – the foundations of jazz – are encouraged and practiced on a nightly basis. In addition to the main acts that feature the likes of Robert Glasper, Pat Metheny, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Ron Carter and Chris Botti, the storied jazz venue regularly showcases up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk artists.