16th Annual DC JazzFest
The 2020 DC JazzFest streamed live from our Nation's Capital, September 24-28, with 20+ concerts, interviews and other exclusive content featuring international superstars and homegrown talent alike. This year we celebrated the real DC with performances at venues (wiht no in-person audience) all over the city. Relive all your favorite festival moments on our YouTube Channel and please consider making a donation to the DCJF Music Education Program while you watch.
DCJazzPrix Finals, our annual international jazz band competition, was held on Sunday, September 27th. The EJB Quartet took home the winning prize of $15,000. Watch their winning performance and check out the performances from all the finalists by clicking the button below:
Be sure to visit the DC Jazz Festival Merchandise Store where we have our "Jazz Up Your Closet Bundle" and our "From Home Watch Party Package" as well as other official DCJF merch.
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
- Heidi Martin
- Heart of the Ghost (Luke Stewart, Jarrett Gilgore & Ian McColm)
- Dado Moroni (in partnership with the Italian Culture Institute of Washington)
- Giveton Gelin Quintet (Winner of the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award)
- Matthew Whitaker Quartet
Sunday, September 27th
- Featuring Five Finalists:
- Jack Kilby & The Front Line
- Allison Au (in partnership with the Embassy of Canada and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival)
- Nasar Abadey Trio
- Christie Dashiell
- Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary
Monday, September 28th
- Maimouna Youssef
- Herb Scott
- Frédéric Yonnet and The Band With No Name - PARK UP DC @ RFK Campus (in partnership with EventsDC)
2020 DC JazzFest. Four ways to re-watch for free!
Please consider donating to the DCJF Music Education Program while you watch.