Charles Fishman Embassy Series

The Charles Fishman Embassy Series is made possible by the generous support of Linda and Michael Sonnenreich

Named in honor of the founder of the DC Jazz Festival, the Charles Fishman Embassy Series, 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 performances 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.

The Embassy Series is made possible by the generous support of Linda and Michael Sonnenreich.


The DC Jazz Festival is working closely with local authorities to determine how to best move forward with the Embassy Series in 2021. We will announce updates on rescheduled dates and look forward to partnering with our Embassy friends as soon as we can.  

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DC Jazz Festival thanks our Embassy Series partners:

Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy of France, Italian Cultural Institute,

Embassy of Canada, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of German, House of Sweden, 

Embassy of Luxembourg, 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 Peru, and the Embassy of Brazil