2020 DC JazzFest Official Schedule
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 other exclusive jazz content.
Our friends located in DC, Maryland and Virginia can also register to watch the festival finale featuring Frédéric Yonnet and The Band With No Name live from the comfort of their own vehicles on the 60-foot Park Up DC widescreen. This new drive-in movie experience presented by EventsDC will allow you to celebrate the end of the festival in style, save your spot today.
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 Fund.
Thursday, September 24th
- 7:00 PM EDT - Ben Williams
- 8:00 PM EDT - Cecily
- 8:30 PM EDT - Danilo Pérez Trio with Ben Street & Adam Cruz
Friday, September 25th
Saturday, September 26th
- 5:00 PM EDT - ¡FIASCO!
- 5:30 PM EDT - Heidi Martin
- 6:00 PM EDT - Heart of the Ghost (Luke Stewart, Jarrett Gilgore & Ian McColm)
- 7:00 PM EDT - Dado Moroni (in partnership with the Italian Culture Institute of Washington)
- 8:00 PM EDT - Giveton Gelin Quintet (Winner of the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award)
- 9:00 PM EDT - Matthew Whitaker Quartet
Sunday, September 27th
- 3:00-5:00 PM EST
- 6:30 PM EDT - Jack Kilby & The Front Line
- 7:00 PM EDT - Allison Au (in partnership with the Embassy of Canada and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival)
- 8:00 PM EDT - Nasar Abadey Trio
- 8:30 PM EDT - Christie Dashiell
- 9:00 PM EDT - Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary
Monday, September 28th
- 7:00 PM EDT - Maimouna Youssef
- 7:30 PM EDT - Herb Scott
- 8:00 PM EDT- Frédéric Yonnet and The Band With No Name - PARK UP DC @ RFK Campus (in partnership with EventsDC) - FREE REGISTRATION
Three ways to watch for free!
Please consider donating to the DCJF Music Education Program while you watch: