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On a hazy 90-degree June afternoon, Esperanza Spalding redefined the new age of jazz performance, performing her latest show as part of the DC JAZZFEST At the Yards recently staged at the District’s Southeast Waterfront. Part of a one-two musical punch with Common, Spalding—currently touring as “Emily”—gave Old Skool jazz traditionalists like this reviewer a window into... Read More

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The DC Jazz Festival is broken down into 4 main stages across DC that showcase jazz’s most acclaimed artists, as well as emerging artists.

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