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Charlie Fishman

“Today that we talk so often about our contemporary Jazz masters, one of the names we must have in mind all the time is the ineffable Charlie Fishman. I’ve never met anybody more enthusiastic and devoted to this music than “El Pescao” Charlie Fishman. We love him!”

Hotel and Travel Packages

Renaissance Hotels is proud to be the official hotel of the 2014 DC Jazz Festival


Founded by Charles Fishman in 2005 with the mission to establish and present an annual jazz festival in the District of Columbia, the DC Jazz Festival is one of the largest and most diverse music festivals in the country. Kicking off the summer in the nation's capital in June, DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) attracts jazz lovers from around the world to Washington DC each year to see performances in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including the Hamilton Live, and the Howard Theatre, among nearly 60 venues.

DC Jazz Festival Honors - The John Conyers, Jr. Jazz Advocacy Award

In 1987, the Honorable John Conyers, Jr., Congressman (D-MI) a champion of jazz, introduced a bill to the House and the Senate that cited the critical need to have America’s most unique and original art form afforded a status commensurate with its value and importance in the United States. The bill passed unanimously: “Jazz is hereby designated a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated.”