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DC Jazz Festival Announces Lineup for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC

Release Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 13, 2014 – The highly popular Jazz in the 'Hoods presented by Events DC, will once again bring jazz to neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. during the 10th anniversary celebration of the DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF). With over 66 diverse performances, Jazz in the ‘Hoods will be held June 20-29, 2014.  

“Jazz in the ‘Hoods is one of the most anticipated and acclaimed events during the DC Jazz Festival,“ said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “We’re excited to support an event that invites visitors and residents alike to experience great music in D.C.’s coolest neighborhood venues.”

With a variety of free and ticketed performances, from happy hours at Renaissance Hotels to late nights at Loews Madison Hotel, Jazz in the ‘Hoods will be held in 29 neighborhoods including Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Chevy Chase, Chinatown, Columbia Heights, DuPont Circle, Logan Circle, H Street, U Street, Capitol Hill, Takoma Park, Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Square.

Participating venue partners include Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz, National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Dumbarton House and Howard Theatre. Jazz in the ‘Hoods also features CapitalBop's D.C. Jazz Loft Series and the East River JazzFest Series.

The event features nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including: Allyn Johnson, Orrin Evans, Lafayette Gilchrist, Marc Cary, David Sanchez, Marshall Keys, Sharón Clark, Joe Fonda, Lena Seikaly, Ginger Baker, Origem, Herb Scott Ensemble, Houston Person, Dwayne Adell, Bohemian Caverns Orchestra, Gary Bartz, Pat Braxton Project and Matana Roberts COIN COIN, among many more.

Among highlight performances:

Bohemian Caverns (2001 11th St., NW), Tickets

June 20 & 21: Prelude: Houston Person, 8:30 & 10:30 PM

June 22: Prelude: Joe Fonda, 7:00 & 8:30 PM

June 23: Prelude: Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra feat. Jon Irabagon, Saxophone, 8:00 & 10:00 PM

June 24: Allyn Johnson, 8:00 & 10:00 PM                                                                    

June 25: Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, 8:00 & 10:00 PM

June 26: Dwayne Adell, 8:00 & 10:00 PM      

June 27: David Sanchez, 10:30 PM

June 28: David Sanchez, 8:30 & 10:30 PM

June 29: Gary Bartz, 8:00 & 10:00 PM

Twins Jazz (1344 U St., NW)

June 24: Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio, 8:00 PM Tickets, 10:00 PM Tickets

June 25: Bob Schwartz “BSQ” Jazz Band, 8:00 PM Tickets, 10:00 PM Tickets

June 26: Pat Braxton Project, 8:00 PM Tickets, 10:00 PM Tickets

June 27: Kari Lkonen Trio, 8:00 PM Tickets, 10:00 PM Tickets

June 28: Hess with Space Lab Music, 8:00 PM Tickets, 10:00 PM Tickets

June 29: Norway’s The Deciders, 8:00 PM Tickets, 10:00 PM Tickets

Renaissance DuPont Circle Hotel (1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW) FREE

June 25: RLife Live Happy Hour: Sin Miedo, 5:00 PM

The Mayflower Renaissance (1127 Connecticut Ave., NW) FREE

June 26: RLife Live Happy Hour: Marshall Keys, 5:00 PM

Renaissance Downtown (999 9th St., NW) FREE

June 27: RLife Live Happy Hour: Victor Provost, 5:00 PM

Lowes Madison Hotel (1177 15th St., NW) FREE

June 27: Late Night at Lowes Madison with Sharón Clark, 10:00 PM

June 28: Late Night at Lowes Madison with Alison Crockett, 10:00 PM

June 29: Late Night at Lowes Madison with Lena Seikaly, 10:00 PM

THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave., SE)

June 26: Marc Cary’s Retrospective Soul, 8:00 PM, Tickets

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (6th & Constitution Ave., NW) FREE

June 27: Jazz in the Garden: Sin Miedo A Salsa Party, 5:00 PM, More Info

Atlas Performing Art Center (1333 H St., NE)

June 29: Underwater Ghost and Double Date, 7:00 PM, Tickets

Dumbarton House (2715 Q St., NW)

June 29: Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra feat. Jon Irabagon, Saxophone, 3:00 PM, Tickets

Visit the website for ticket information and the complete Jazz in the ‘Hoods schedule.

Renaissance Hotels is the official hotel sponsor of the 2014 DCJF. For travel discount information, visit

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About the DC Jazz Festival: With more than 125 performances in nearly 60 venues, the DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DCJF has experienced spectacular year-by-year growth, and celebrated its landmark 11th anniversary this year. As the fastest-growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DCJF celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The DCJF also presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The DCJF's mission is to promote music, particularly jazz, education programs and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. The 2015 DCJF will take place June 10-16. For more information about the DCJF and upcoming programs, visit

The DC Jazz Festival® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization. The DC Jazz Festival is sponsored, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; and, in part, by major grants from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Mayo Charitable Foundation, NEA Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, New Music USA, and with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by the City Fund, administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. ©2015 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.

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