The 16th Annual DC JazzFest - Sept. 24-28, 2020

July 27, 2020

The 16th Annual DC JazzFest - Sept. 24-28, 2020

The 16th Annual DC JazzFest

Thursday, September 24th - Monday, September 28th

Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020 - The 16th Annual DC JazzFest is coming to you live from our Nation's Capital with five days of world-class jazz programming from Thursday, September 24th to Monday, September 28th.

We're bringing some of our favorite musicians together for a virtual festival experience like no other! Festival-goers can tune in from the comfort of their own homes for live performances from jazz masters and rising stars, informative and family-friendly music education classes, and much more exclusive jazz content. The full lineup of performers, educators and speakers will be announced on Friday, August 14th.

For the first time in DC JazzFest history the entire festival will be streamed virtually. Audience members can tune in by subscribing to the DC Jazz Festival YouTube channel or by following #DCJF on Facebook. Stay tuned for updates about exclusive premiere festival performances broadcast on GATHER by Events DC, an all-new home for live and on-demand content from the District and beyond.

We can't wait to bring The 16th Annual DC JazzFest to the virtual stage this September, please reach out to the DC Jazz Festival media contact listed below with any press inquiries or requests for information.


About DC Jazz Festival:

Since 2005, DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz. DCJF presents a selection of the jazz genre's most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, DCJF provides the community with free music education programs that enhance the quality of life of DC public and charter school students while extending our reach into underserved communities. For more information about the 2020 DC JazzFest, including performance dates and ticketing information, please visit:

Media Contact:

Lydia Liebman, Publicist, 570.730.5279

DCJF Contacts:

Sunny Sumter, Executive Director, 202.800.8230

Matt Singer, Marketing Coordinator, 202.800.8230

Keep up with the DCJF:

Twitter: @dcjazzfest
Instagram: @dcjazzfest
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The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, and its 2020 programs are made possible, in part, with major grants the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; and with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts; the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and, in part, by major grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Galena-Yorktown Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, and The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation. ©2020 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.