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Meet the Artist

The DC Jazz Festival proudly presents our Meet the Artist series throughout the year, to offer the DC jazz community opportunities to meet our artistic talents and engage them through exclusive question-and-answer sessions. Organized by the DC Jazz Festival's own Artistic Director Willard Jenkins, Meet the Artist has engaged many audiences over the years, all of which are archived here (since June 2013).

 


Artist:                        Lenny White

Interviewer:              Willard Jenkins

Date:                          June 6, 2013

Time:                         6:00PM

Venue:                      The Hamilton Live

 


Artist:                        Edmar Castaneda

Interviewer:              Miyuki Williams (WPFW)

Date:                          Friday, June 12, 2015

Time:                         12:00PM

Venue:                      Abramson Family Auditorium, NYU (DC)

 


Artist:                        NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette

Interviewer:              Bill Brower

Date:                          Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time:                         12:00PM

Venue:                      Abramson Family Auditorium, NYU (DC)

 


 

Artist:                        Billy Hart

Interviewer:              Nasar Abadey

Date:                          Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time:                         3:00PM

Venue:                      Sixth & I

 


Artist:                        The Cookers

Interviewer:              Ellen Carter (WPFW)

Date:                          Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time:                         post-concert

Venue:                      Sixth & I

 


Artist:                        Patti Austin

Interviewer:              Willard Jenkins

Date:                          Friday, November 7, 2015

Time:                         Noon

Venue:                      Howard University (Childers Hall)

 


Artist:                        Cecile McLorin Salvant

Interviewer:              Willard Jenkins

Date:                          Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time:                         post-performance

Venue:                      Yards Park

 


Artist:                        NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri

Interviewer:              Jim Byers (WPFW)

Date:                          Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time:                         pre-performance

Venue:                      Yards Park

 


Artist:                        Igmar Thomas & Meghan Stabile/Revive Music

Interviewer:              Kimberley Washington

Date:                          Sunday, June 19, 2016

Time:                         post-performance

Venue:                      Yards Park

 


Artist:                        Kamasi Washington

Interviewer:              Willard Jenkins

Date:                          Sunday, June 19, 2016

Time:                         pre-performance

Venue:                      Yards Park

 


Artist:                        Jason Moran

Interviewer:              Willard Jenkins

Date:                          Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time:                         1:30PM

Venue:                      Abramson Family Auditorium, NYU (DC)

 


 

 

The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, is made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; and, in part, by major grants from the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, The Mayo Charitable Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The NEA Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Reva & David Logan Foundation; and with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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