The DC Jazz Festival in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts present JAZZ MEETS THE LATIN CLASSICS featuring the Paquito D’Rivera PanAmericana Ensemble.
A celebration of jazz and the visual arts with jazz performances in the music room and auditorium by more than a dozen regional artists and youth ensembles. The 2-day free event also features storytelling and the chance to see and touch instruments up close at an instrument petting zoo.
Jazz at the Hamilton Live, co-presented by The Washington Post, will present 10 nights of exciting, diverse performances, featuring a broad representation of the genre’s finest artists, and is also the Festival’s main venue.
Jazz in the 'Hoods presented by Events DC is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Highlighting DC as a vibrant cultural center, Jazz in the ‘Hoods takes place in more than 40 venues with more than 80 performances in over 21 neighborhoods around the city.
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) , led by pianist/composer/director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together sizzling big band jazz, the convergence of Jewish music and Latin Jazz, and the virtuosity of eighteen accomplished musicians, with special guests Steven Bernstein and Anat Cohen.
The DC Jazz Festival and The Washington Post Present: The Roots at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf Saturday, June 15th, Gates Open at 6:00pm with opening performance by Snarky Puppy.