THE HAMILTON LIVE, 1600 14th Street, NW Performers include acclaimed artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, the Roy Hargrove Quintet (Prelude Kickoff Concert, June 21); Snarky Puppy, Brass-A-Holics, Etienne Charles and Rudresh Mahanthappa, and a salute to Women in Jazz with rising stars Tia Fuller and Helen Sung.
YARDS PARK AT THE CAPITOL RIVERFRONT, 355 Water Street, SE Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront is a three-day “blowout” where fans will enjoy jazz at the beautiful urban, green, innovative Yards Park overlooking the Anacostia River; beverage tastings; chef demonstrations; family-friendly activities, cabanas, and a marketplace. The event features some of the top artists on the scene today including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gregory Porter, Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) with very special guests, vocalist Akua Allrich and harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet.
Fri. June 27, Sat. June 28, Sun. June 29.
Jazz in the ‘Hoods presented by Events DC is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels museums, and galleries. Highlighting D.C. as a vibrant cultural center, Jazz in the ‘Hoods takes place in over 40 venues with more than 80 performances in 21 neighborhoods around the city. Featured partners include The Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, CapitalBop D.C.’s Jazz Loft Series, East River Jazz, the National Gallery of Arts Sculpture Garden, RLife Live Presented by Renaissance Hotels, and Late Night at Loews Madison, among other venues. Artists include Marc Cary, Corcoran Holt, Lafayette Gilchrest, Allyn Johnson, Orrin Evans, Sharón Clark, Sin Miedo, Matana Roberts, and many more.
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW In partnership with the Phillips Collection, Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days celebrates the synergy between jazz and the visual arts, with performances in the Phillips Collection’s music room and auditorium by more than a dozen regional artists and youth ensembles. The two-day free event will feature storytelling and an instrument petting zoo. Children will also have opportunities to create their own art surrounded by masterpieces by Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, and many others. Performers include Rochelle Rice, Noble Jolley, Herman Burney and the Jazzin’ at Sitar Ensemble, Trio Caliente, Kayla Waters, Tony Martucci, Brother Yao, Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Ensemble, WPAS Capital Jazz Project, and many more.