2019 Festival Highlights

Stay tuned. The 2020 DC JazzFest will take place June 12 – 21, 2020.

Over 300 artists will perform in more than 40 venues citywide for 10 days featuring the world’s best jazz!

DC JazzFest is the DC’s premier jazz festival, and a signature event on the city’s cultural calendar. The 2019 festival served more than 148,000 people of all ages, ethnicities and income levels. In 2015, The New York Times named DC JazzFest one of “50 Essential Summer Festivals” and DC JazzFest was the only jazz festival in the nation on the list. DC Jazz Festival won the 2018 DC Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in Creative Industries, and was a 2019 recipient of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Leadership Grants for Arts Organizations recognizing "exceptional arts organizations reflecting and expressing the face of the country today."

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