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Fishman Embassy Series

The following is our event listing from past Fishman Embassy Series Events.

The Charles Fishman Embassy Series is made possible by the generous support of Linda and Michael Sonnenreich, the Mayo Charitable Foundation, and Peter Gillon and Lisa Hook.

The Fishman Embassy Series, so named in honor of Charles Fishman, founder of the DC Jazz Festival®, is an ongoing presentation of DCJF, at festival time and throughout the year.  This series presents artists from across the globe in partnership with the foreign embassy community in our nation’s capital.  Fostering and producing the Fishman Embassy Series is a classic manifestation of DCJF’s 2017 theme: "Discover the Unexpected.” 

Though born in the U.S., jazz music has evolved over the last century as a true global music.  In its earliest stages jazz music was the specific province of American artists.  Gradually through the performance of the music around the world, including the robust international network of jazz festivals, and the broad dissemination of jazz education – including learning artists from around the world migrating to the U.S. to study the music – jazz has become a true world music.  Where once almost exclusively U.S.-based or expatriate musicians performed jazz music across the globe, artists around the world now express the jazz esthetic through the lens of their own unique cultures.  The Fishman Embassy Series is a classic example of the worldwide impact of jazz music.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 17th, NOON.  SOLD OUT Free, RSVP Required.  

Pianist Chano Dominguez’s style is rooted in an unusual integration between the rhythms and language of jazz and flamenco, placing him in the top circle of musicians practicing this art-form. His interpretive talents have led him to collaborations with stellar artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Paquito de Rivera, Herbie Hancock, Paco de Lucia, and Enrique Morente, among others.

The Wall Street Journal has this to say about Chano upon the release of his Flamenco Sketches album: “Chano Dominguez is playing these melodies with more beauty and imagination than virtually anyone since Miles Davis & Bill Evans.”

His music has also been featured by various big bands and orchestras including the Orquesta Nacional de España, the WDR Big Band, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Chano was recently nominated for his fourth Grammy for his release featuring the cantaor Blas Cordoba, called Bendito.

- Chano Dominguez: piano

- Jose Moreno: drums

- Alexis Cuadrado: double bass


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