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The Club at Studio K

The Club at Studio K is D.C.’s destination to experience the very best in contemporary music and culture. Showcasing a dynamic mix of rising stars and highly celebrated artists working in the genres of comedy, contemporary music, Hip Hop, jazz, and new music in an intimate setting, the Club at Studio K is a creative hub and hang space for artists and audiences alike.

Upcoming Events

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Performance in English

Fri. Feb. 16, 2024

Don’t miss a joyful evening of Latinx stand-up! Comedians Fabrizio Copano, Carmen Lynch, and Jesus Trejo are bringing the laughs to the Club at Studio K. All three comics will perform their sets in English at the 7:30 p.m. show, and then in Spanish at the 9:30 p.m. show!

Linda May Han Oh, The Glass Hours

Sat. Feb. 17, 2024

Grammy Award–winning bassist, composer, and bandleader Linda May Han Oh leads a dynamic group of musicians in The Glass Hours, a striking and deeply moving collection of works based on the fragility of time and life. On this enveloping new album, loss and resilience permeate every melody, harmony, and rhythm she orchestrates and improvises.

Allison Miller and Myra Melford’s Lux Quartet

Thu. Feb. 22, 2024

Pianist Myra Melford and drummer Allison Miller draw on their shared passion for nature and the life-giving power of light in their Lux Quartet. Saxophonist Dayna Stephens and bassist Scott Colley amplify the two bandleaders’ innovative compositions to craft an intense, glowing sonic experience. The combination of artists is, according to Melford, “like throwing a spark at tinder—everything immediately bursts into flames.”

Downtown at the KC Cabaret

Feb. 23 - 24, 2024

Join us for two nights of uproarious comedy! Co-Curated and Music Directed by Henry Koperski, Downtown at the KC Cabaret is back for its second year. This year, we’re joined by host Murray Hill who will keep the laughs and the crowd going! Headliners joining him (on their respective evenings) are Riki Lindhome and Amber Ruffin, who will belt their hearts out and hit all the laugh lines! 

FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS 

Jennifer Koh & Missy Mazzoli

Fri. Mar. 1, 2024

Jennifer Koh and Missy Mazzoli join forces for an elegant—yet challenging—performance. Collaborating for over a decade, the violin-piano duo presents a mesmerizing evening of Mazzoli’s works.

Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix 

Thu. Mar. 7, 2024

Charismatic saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin presents music from her expansive new album Phoenix—a story of healing, transformation, resilience, and rebirth. Deeply personal and dynamic, Phoenix solidifies Benjamin’s standing as not just an amazing player, but as a formidable composer and arranger.

RENÉE FLEMING VOICES

John Gallagher Jr.

Sat. Mar. 9, 2024

A singer-songwriter all of his life, John Gallagher Jr. brings an honest, intimate set to the Club at Studio K. His music is best described as “emo folk rock”—raw, honest, and heartfelt.

FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS 

Requiem for the Enslaved

Thu. Mar. 14, 2024

From the piano, Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon leads a small ensemble in Requiem for the Enslaved. The program invokes African American spirituals and the form of a Catholic liturgical mass to tell the story of 272 enslaved people sold in 1838 to pay the debts of Georgetown University.

Clarence Penn, Penn Station

Sat. Mar. 16, 2024

Clarence Penn is one of the busiest jazz drummers in the world—he’s a leader of multiple bands, prolific composer, celebrated producer, and renowned educator. His band Penn Station is known for their ability to find new accents in well-known songs, moving seamlessly through styles as Clarence is devoted to the rhythms of the world. His motto: “When people hear my name, I want them to think, ‘I don’t know what band he’s playing with tonight, or what he’ll be doing, but it’s going to be good.’”

FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS 

Catalyst Quartet

Thu. Mar. 21, 2024

Catalyst Quartet makes its exciting Fortas series debut. Building its programs and projects around a belief in the unifying power of music, the group acts as a catalyst—redefining and reimagining the classical music experience.

Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them

Fri. Mar. 22, 2024

Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf bring Literati, their hit comedy show about the greatest American novels never written, to the Club at Studio K! Catch hilarious fake authors discussing their distinguished work. Featured comedians include Karen Chee, Eugene Mirman, Josh Sharp, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.

The design aesthetic for the Club at Studio K was conceived of by Vicente Wolf of Vicente Wolf Associates. Additional Support for the design of the Club was provided by Kennedy Center Emeritus Trustee Margaret Russell. The furnishings were provided courtesy of Wayfair Professional, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Perennials.

David M. Rubenstein
Cornerstone of the REACH