Charles Fishman Embassy Series

The 2019/2020 Charles Fishman Embassy Series presented by Events DC is made possible by the generous support of Linda and Michael Sonnenreich.

The Charles Fishman Embassy Series, so named in honor of Charles Fishman, founder of the DC Jazz Festival, presents international artists in partnership with the foreign embassy community in our nation’s capital.

Though born in the U.S., jazz music has evolved over the last century as the renowned global music. Gradually through the performance jazz around the world, including the robust international network of jazz festivals, and the broad dissemination of jazz education–jazz has become the world's music. Artists around the world now express the jazz esthetic through the lens of their own unique cultures. The Charles Fishman Embassy Series is a classic example of the worldwide impact of jazz music.


After careful consideration, in response to the COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 DC JazzFest presented by Events DC will not occur in June, as scheduled. The 2020 DC JazzFest will take place in the Fall. The DC Jazz Festival is working closely with local and national authorities to determine how to best move forward in the coming weeks. We will announce more updates on rescheduled dates in the coming weeks.  

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Embassy partners Include:

Embassy of German, Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy of France, Italy Cultural Institute, Embassy of Peru

Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Luxembourg, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Denmark  

Embassy of Canada, Embassy of South Africa, Embassy of India, Embassy of Morocco

Embassy of Australia, Korean Cultural Institute Washington, DC, Embassy of Colombia, 

Embassy of Singapore, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Brazil