2020 DC JazzFest

The 16th Annual DC JazzFest

Thursday, September 24th - Monday, September 28th


The 16th Annual DC JazzFest will be streaming live from our Nation's Capital from Thursday, September 24th through Monday, September 28th. We're bringing our world-class jazz programming to the global stage for the very first time, with over 20 performances from international superstars and homegrown talent alike. This year's festival will celebrate the real DC, join us for five days of performances, interviews and more exclusive jazz content.

Watch the entire 2020 DC JazzFest for free at Fans.com or on Facebook as well as view other special content on Gather by EventsDC.


Make sure to visit the DC Jazz Festival Store where we have our "Jazz Up Your Closet Bundle" and our "From Home Watch Party Package" as well as other official DCJF merch that will help enhance your festival experience.


Donations received at this year's festival will directly support the DCJF Music Education Program

This year's full 2020 DC JazzFest lineup includes:


-Danilo Perez Trio with Ben Street & Adam Cruz
-Frédéric Yonnet and The Band With No Name
PARK UP DC @ RFK Campus (in partnership with EventsDC)
-Matthew Whitaker Quartet
-Baby Rose 
-Marc Cary
-Ben Williams
-Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary

-Dado Moroni - (in partnership with the Italian Culture Institute of Washington)
-Christie Dashiell
-Nasar Abadey Trio
-The Chuck Brown Band
-Herb Scott
-Jack Kilby & The Front Line
-Maimouna Youssef
-Heart of the Ghost
- (Luke Stewart, Jarrett Gilgore & Ian McColm)
-Giveton Gelin Quintet - (Winner of the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award)
-Allison Au - (in partnership with the Embassy of Canada and TD Toronto Jazz Festival)
-Heidi Martin

-DCJazzPrix Finals:
-Camilla George
-EJB Quartet
-Mike Casey
-Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio


Full performance schedule>>

Three ways to watch for free!

Fans.com      DCJF Facebook     Gather by EventsDC

Please consider donating to the DCJF Music Education Program while you watch.


An annual celebration of the real DC - with over 300 artists at 40 venues in over 25 neighborhoods across the city, including DC JazzFest at The Wharf. Please visit our "News" page for updates.


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