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The DC Jazz Festival's Spring 2017 Newsletter includes messages from the Executive Director and the Artistic Director, plus an article about a recent trip to Cuba!

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Jazz Takes Over the District

The DC JazzFest, scheduled for June 9-18 with more than 125 performances in 40+ venues, will present an amazing array of emerging and master-level talent that includes more than 90 bands and 300 artists!

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What People Are Saying

Sunny Sumter
“2017 will be a great Festival with something for everyone. Let’s get our jazz on!”
“Jazzy people you are in for a good time! The DC Jazz Festival is in town which means some pretty cool artists and people will be out and about. From Latin Jazz to Creole Soul – your ears are in for a treat.”
“It’s Christmas in June if you’re in the District and a fan of jazz.”
Willard Jenkins
“As jazz music has evolved, with musicians from across the planet expressing the music through the prism of their own cultures, it has become one of the true world musics. Based in one of the great global cities, the DC Jazz Festival has since its inception presented music in the proud tradition of the International Language of Jazz.”


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Thanks to all of our sponsors and Circle of Friends! Your support helps provide jazz experiences for students and adults across the DC area all year round!

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