THE HAMILTON LIVE, 1600 14th Street, NW The DC Jazz Festival and The Washington Post Present Jazz at the Hamilton Live (June 10-16), features seven nights of exciting, eclectic performances. Performers include such acclaimed artists as NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, Grammy Award winning instrumental fusion band Snarky Puppy; the prolific guitarist, composer and bandleader Charlie Hunter; multi-genre drummer Stanton Moore, the amazing Columbian harpist Edmar Castaneda, and virtuoso saxophonist Joshua Redman in a unique partnership with the genre-bending trio The Bad Plus, recently voted #2 Best Jazz Group in the esteemed 62nd annual DownBeat magazine Critic’s Poll.
AT THE CAPITOL RIVERFRONT, 355 Water Street, SE DC JazzFest at The Yards is a two-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.
June 12-13, 2015. More details to follow soon.
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the ‘Hoods takes place in over 40 venues with more than 80 performances in 21 neighborhoods around the city For a fifth consecutive year, in 2015 Jazz in the ‘Hoods will include the Capital Bop Jazz Loft Series. In partnership with CapitalBop, the festival will present young, boundary-breaking musicians in alternative venues as well as DC-based musicians grounded in the jazz tradition. The series will be marketed as “pay-what-you-can” to attract the broadest spectrum of attendees, including young, first-time audiences. Begun in 2012, the East River JazzFest Series is our “festival within a festival” that brings free and affordably priced jazz performances and programs to thousands of residents at museums, places of worship, libraries, and senior centers east of the Anacostia River. The target audience is Ward 7 and 8 residents of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Many of the East River JazzFest Series programs take place in the District’s senior wellness centers and libraries in order to reach residents whose ability to travel to other neighborhoods is limited. In addition, the majority of these programs are presented free of charge to reduce barriers to participation.
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW In partnership with The Phillips Collection, this two-day, free program will celebrate the synergy between jazz and the visual arts as musicians interpret art through improvised sound, and families interact with instruments in an “instrument petting zoo,” engage with a lively storyteller, and dabble in hands-on art making workshops. (Part of the annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend).
June 6 & 7, 2015.