5832 Georgia Avenue, NW
Opened September 17, 1981. Closed January 1982?
Capacity 225. Booking manager Richard Spring.
Wednesday/Thursday through Saturday/Sunday schedule.
On January 18, 1982, WETA-TV broadcast Jazz from the Ibex featuring Big Nick Nicholas and Andrew White. By the time it aired, the club had turned into a discotheque.
Subsequently (1983?) became a three-level complex that featured jazz at the Ibex Lounge on the first floor.
- Pharoah Sanders (1981)
- Johnny Griffin (1981)
- Woody Shaw (1981)
- Roy Haynes (1981)
- Nat Adderley (1981)
- Blackbyrds (apparently replacing Pieces of a Dream) (1981)
- Gary Bartz (1981)
- Lou Donaldson (1981)
- Hank Crawford (1981)
- James Moody (1981)
- Sandra Phillips (1981)
- Jimmie Walker (1981)
- The Merricks (1981)
- D.C. Jazz Christmas: Keter Betts, Tommy Cecil, Ephraim Woolfolk, Hugh Walker, Wade Beach, Marc Copland, Mickey Fields, Buck Hill, Keith Holmes, Shirley Fields, Ronnie Wells, Ron Elliston Trio (1981)
- Jon Hendricks (1981)
- Abbey Lincoln (1981)
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Harrington, Richard. “Superstars Fall on Washington.” Washington Post, September 13, 1981.
Himes, Geoffrey. “Jimmie Walker at Ibex: Good Times.” Washington Post, December 5, 1981.
Joyce, Mike. “Johnny Griffin Quartet.” Washington Post, September 24, 1981.
Joyce, Mike. “Gary Bartz: The Old Fire Returns.” Washington Post, October 29, 1981.
Joyce, Mike. “James Moody at the Ibex Club.” Washington Post, November 19, 1981.
Joyce, Mike. “Woody Shaw.” Washington Post, October 1, 1981.
Joyce, Mike. “Lou Donaldson.” Washington Post, November 5, 1981.
Leslie, Renee. “Ibex: Working Your Way Up from Jazz to Comedy to Disco.” Washington Post, April 13, 1984.
Stokes, W. Royal. “Pharoah Sanders at the Ibex Club.” Washington Post, September 18, 1981.
Stokes, W. Royal. “Roy Haynes.” Washington Post, October 8, 1981.
Stokes, W. Royal. “Adderley’s High-Energy Combo.” Washington Post, October 15, 1981.
Stokes, W. Royal. “Hank Crawford: Feeling Blues.” Washington Post, November 12, 1981.
Stokes, W. Royal. “D.C. Jazz Christmas.” Washington Post, December 6, 1981.
jane berger says
I had the great pleasure of seeing Pharoah Sanders at the Ibex Club. The Club was absolutely beautiful, classy and welcoming to all. It was one of the highlights of my life to see Pharoah Sanders and the experience at the Ibex!! I was saddened that the club closed after such a short existence. Thanks for remembering it!