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

Release Date
Friday, May 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 - The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is pleased to announce the schedule for Jazz in the 'Hoods Presented by Events DC, a vital component of the DC JazzFest (June 9-18). Spotlighting the District as a vibrant cultural capital, Jazz in the 'Hoods brings jazz to all four quadrants and eight Wards of the nation's capital, with performances at more than 20 neighborhood venues.

"We're excited to continue our partnership with the DC Jazz Festival in presenting Jazz in the 'Hoods for the eighth-consecutive year," said Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of sports, entertainment and special events at Events DC. "This week-long event is a one-of-a-kind experience that rallies residents and visitors together in the city's most diverse and culturally-rich neighborhoods to celebrate the distinct music genre of jazz."


Jazz in the 'Hoods represents an exciting DC JazzFest partnership with DC clubs, restaurants, hotels, museums, and more in celebration of jazz in our nation's capital. This year, these partnerships have grown to include Dance Place, presenting the enticing performance In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion on June 10 and 11, by the acclaimed choreographer Princess Mhoon. The Jazz in the 'Hoods schedule presents a mix of DC resident-artists proudly representing, celebrating and expanding the genre. Our Jazz in the 'Hoods component attracts large, diverse audiences of both DC metro area residents and visitors to our nation's capital.

For the 7th straight year, Jazz in the 'Hoods will include the CapitalBop Jazz Loft Series. One of DC JazzFest's signature partnerships, CapitalBop presents vibrant, intriguingly edgy musicians in alternative venues, as well as DC-based musicians grounded in the jazz tradition and beyond. 


Returning for its 6th year, the East River Jazz Series presents free and affordably-priced jazz performances and programs to thousands of residents east of the Anacostia River. The East River Jazz Series presents in neighborhoods not otherwise served by live jazz performances.


With a variety of free and ticketed performances in more than 20 neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Capitol Riverfront, Mount Pleasant, Kenilworth and Eastland Gardens, the H Street Corridor, Southeast, Southwest, Takoma Park, Trinidad, the U Street Corridor and Van Ness, Jazz in the 'Hoods annually attracts vibrant audiences of thousands of music enthusiasts.


The University of the District of Columbia is once again partnering with DCJF on music and education programs. The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage will host the Bass-ically Yours Series, six free concerts highlighting the wealth of bass-playing bandleaders on the DC scene. Transparent Productions, the DC area's purveyor of exceptional performances, will once again bring their unique cutting edge flavor to the DC JazzFest.


In addition to  CapitalBop's D.C. Jazz Loft Series, and the East River Jazz/Be Mo Jazz Series, other venue partners include Twins Jazz, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Mr. Henry's, Rumba Café, and National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, among others.


"Jazz in the 'Hoods is a classic manifestation of the DC JazzFest's diverse, 'big tent' offerings, partnering with vibrant spaces and adventurous presenters around town to bring exciting artistry to our community," said Willard Jenkins, the DCJF's Artistic Director.


The Jazz in the 'Hoods schedule to date by venue, in alphabetical order, includes:

Anacostia Art Center, part of East River Jazz/Be Mo Jazz (1231 Good Hope Rd SE)

6/11/2017, 2:00pm, "Remembering Lady Ella" The Tiya Ade' Ensemble, Free, Register


Acadiana (901 New York Avenue, NW)

6/11/2017, 11:30am - 3:00pm   5:00pm - 8:00pm, Jazz Brunch, Free with purchase of food

6/18/2017, 11:30am - 3:00pm   5:00pm - 8:00pm, Jazz Brunch, Free with purchase of food


The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy (1075 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)

6/10/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Alison Crockett, Free. (Reservation Required)

6/17/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Lena Seikaly, Free (Reservation Required)


Anacostia Playhouse, part of East River Jazz/Be Mo Jazz (2020 Shannon Place, SE)

6/12/2017, 8:00pm, "Birks Works: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie" Freddie Dunn Ensemble, $10 Adv, $15 Door, Tickets

6/13/2017, 8:30pm, "Exploring Monk & Other Interesting Music" Warren Wolf/Kris Funn Duo Ensemble, $15 Online, $20 Door. Tickets

Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, NE)

6/12/2017, 7:00pm & 9:30pm, Miho Hazama w/the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble: MONK at 100. $25 Adv, $28 Door. Tickets

6/16/2017, 8:00pm, Slavic Soul Party: Duke Ellington's Far East Suite, $28 Adv, $32 Door, Tickets

6/28/2017, MBowie and the Blast, You Haven't Heard Nothin' Yet Performance Project


Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar (1736 Wisconsin Avenue, NW)

6/12/2017, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Bitter Dose Combo, Free

6/14/2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Satin Doll Trio, Free


Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW)

6/9-11/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Tickets

6/12/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Mike Wade & Bosede, Tickets

6/13/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Tessa Souter, Tickets

6/14/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, The Charnett Moffett Nettwork Trio, Tickets

6/15-18/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Stacey Kent, Tickets


Children's National Health System in the Atrium (111 Michigan Avenue, NW)

6/14/2017, 12:00 PM, Charles Rahmat Woods, Free

6/15/2017, 12:00 PM, Laura Sperling, Free


Claudia's Steakhouse (1501 K Street NW [entrance on 15th Street])

6/14/2017, 5:30pm, Live Jazz, Free with purchase of two cocktails or entrée


Dance Place (3225 8th Street, NE)

6/10/2017, 8:00pm, Princess Mhoon Dance Project: IN JAZZ WE TRUST: MUSIC IN MOTION, 

6/11/2017, 7:00pm, Princess Mhoon Dance Project: IN JAZZ WE TRUST: MUSIC IN MOTION, Tickets


DC Jazz Jam at the Brixton (901 U Street NW)

6/12/2017, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, TBD, Free


The Fridge (516 8th Street, SE), part of CapitalBop DC Jazz Loft Series

6/9/2017, 9:00pm, Brandee Younger Trio with Christie Dashiell, Tickets


Franklin Square (13th & Eye St NW)

6/15/2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, The JoGo Project, Free


Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE)

6/15/2017, 7:00pm, Felix Contreras and Quiet Life Mambo, Tickets


The Howard Theatre (620 T Street, NW)

6/9/2017, 8:00pm (Door 6:00pm), Lalah Hathaway, Tickets

6/10/2017, 8:00pm (Door 7:00pm), Jazz Legends Double Feature: Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band/ Ron Carter-Russell Malone Duo, Tickets

6/11/2017, 12:30pm, Brunch with the Harlem Gospel Choir, Tickets

6/13/2017, 8:00pm (Door 7:00pm), Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda Duo, Tickets


The Grill from Ipanema (1858 Columbia Road, NW)

6/11/2017, 7:30pm, Bossa Nova, Gigi MacLaughlin & Band, Free

6/15/2017, 7:30pm, Bossa Nova, Rose Moraes-Soul Brasil, Free

6/18/2017, 7:30pm, Bossa Nova, Samba Cissa Paz & Band, Free


Embassy of Italy (Italian Cultural Institute(3000 Whitehaven Street, NW)

6/16/2017, 6:00pm, Debora Petrina, Free. Registration Required.


Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society (2813 12th Street, NE)

6/11/2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Live Jazz, Tickets

6/14/2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Live Jazz, Tickets

6/18/2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Live Jazz, Tickets


Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, part of East River Jazz/Be Mo Jazz (1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE)

6/11/2017, 10:00am, "Mystical Monk" Charles Rahmat Woods Duo, Free, Register


Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (2700 F Street, NW)

6/11/2017, 6:00pm, Amy Shook and the SR5tet, Free

6/12/2017, 6:00pm, James King Band, Free

6/14/2017, 6:00pm, Tommy Cecil/Billy Hart/Emmet Cohen, Free

6/15/2017, 6:00pm, Herman Burney's Ministerial Alliance, Free

6/16/2017, 6:00pm, Trio Vera w/Victor Dvoskin, Free

6/17/2017, 6:00pm, Kris Funn's CornerStore, Free


Kennedy Center/ Concert Hall (2700 F Street, NW)

6/12/2017, 6:00pm, An Evening with Pat Metheny (100%) feat. Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh, and Gwilym Simcock, Tickets


Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Road. NW)

6/17/2017, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Cowboys & Frenchmen, Free


Logan Fringe Arts Space - Trinidad Theatre (1358 Florida Avenue, NE)

6/13/2017 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen,

Exhibit in Fringe Art Space: Michael Wilderman: Photographs of Jazz in Washington,

& Art Space: Bill Warrel: Paintings inspired by Michael Wilderman's Photos


Mr. Henry's (601 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE)

6/9/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Kevin Cordt, & Late Night Jam til 1:00am, Free

6/10/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Batida Diferente, Free

6/14/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Capitol Hill Jazz Jam, Free

6/15/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Lionel Lyles & Late Night Jam til 1:00am, Free

6/16/2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Elijah Jamal Balbed, & Late Night Jam til 1:00am, Free

6/17/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Julia Nixon, Tickets


National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (6th & Constitution Avenue, NW)

6/16/2017, 5:00pm -9:00pm, The Michael Thomas Quintet, Free


National Museum of American History Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza (14th St and Constitution Ave)

6/10/2017, 7:30pm, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: International Influences in Jazz: Rhythm and Tradition, Tickets


NYU DC Abramson Family Auditorium (1307 L Street, NW)

6/12/2017 Meet the Artist: Pat Metheny, 3:30pm, Free. Registration Required

6/16/2017, 9:00pm, Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir with the Reginald Cyntje Group, part of CapitalBop DC Jazz Loft Series, Tickets


Rhizome DC , a Transparent Productions (6950 Maple Street, NW)

6/9/2017, 9:00pm, The Bill Cole Trio o/ Joseph Daley and TBA


Rumba Café (2443 18th Street, NW), Cuban Jazz and Late Night Jam

6/10/2017, 11:00pm, Kique's Band, Free with the purchase of food

6/11/2017, 7:30pm, Pavel Urkiza, Free with the purchase of food

6/14/2017, 9:00pm, Miguel Nunez, Free with the purchase of food

6/15/2017, 9:00pm, Trifilio Tango Trio, Free with the purchase of food

6/16/2017, 11:00pm, Joe Falero, Free with the purchase of food

6/17/2017, 11:00pm, Kique's Band, Free with the purchase of food

6/18/2017, 7:30pm, Pavel Urkiza, Free with the purchase of food


Sixth & I (600 I Street, NW)

6/10/2017, 8:00pm, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Aaron Myers (opener), $22.50 adv; $27.50 door. Tickets


Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, part of East River Jazz/Be Mo Jazz (1901 Fort Pl SE)

6/10/2017, 2:00pm, "Jazz From an African-Latin Perspective"Pepe Gonzalez Ensemble, Free, Register


Sotto DC (1609 14th St. NW -Lower Level)

6/9/2017, 9:30pm - 12:00am, Live Jazz, Free

6/10/2017, 6:00pm - 8:30pm; 9:30pm - 12:30am, Live Jazz, Free

6/16/2017, 9:30pm - 12:00am, Live Jazz, Free

6/17/2017, 6:00pm - 8:30pm; 9:30pm - 12:30am, Live Jazz, Free


Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th St NW)

6/17/2017, 12:00pm, Chano Dominguez Trio, Free, Registration Required


The Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street, NW)

6/1/2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Origem, Brazilian Jazz; $12, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students; free for museum members; Reservations strongly recommended

6/3/2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm, The Donvonte McCoy Quartet, The John Lee Trio, Donato Soviero Trio, Janelle Gill, David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel and more, Free

6/4/2017, 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Kendall Isadore Trio, Herb Scott Quartet, Reginald Cyntje, Lenny Robinson and MadCurious, Leigh Pilzer and Friends and more, Free


Tropicalia (2001 14th Street, NW), part of CapitalBop DC Jazz Loft Series

6/10/2017, 8:30pm, Mary Halvorson Octet with Brian Settles, Tickets


Tryst (2459 18th St. NW)

6/12-15/17, 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Live Jazz, Free


Tudor Place Historic House and Garden (1644 31st Street, NW)

6/11/2017, 1:00pm, Nicole Saphos Trio, Tickets


Twins Jazz (1344 U Street, NW)

6/9/2017, 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Abby Schaffer Quartet, Tickets

6/10/2017, 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz, Tickets

6/11/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Rick Alberico Quartet, Tickets

6/14/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Jeff Antontik & The Jazz Update, Tickets

6/16/2017, 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Tim Whalen Septet, Tickets

6/17/2017, 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Michael Thomas Quintet, Tickets

6/18/2017, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Anthony Nelson Quartet, Tickets


University of the District of ColumbiaDC:JAZZAlive Recital Hall (Performing Arts-Bldg 46-West UDC - 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW)

6/8/2017, 7:00pm, Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist on the Bandstand Featuring Nasar Abadey, Free

6/14/2017, 7:00pm, Nasar Abadey with Allyn Johnson and the UDC JAZZtet, Free

6/15/2017, 5:30pm, JAZZforum: Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation-Building a Network, Free, Register

6/15/2017, 7:00pm. DCJAzzPrix Finals, UDC Theater for the Arts, Free, Register


We Act Radio, part of East River Jazz/Be Mo Jazz (1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE)

6/9/2017, 8:00pm, "Mad Monk" Hope Udobi Ensemble, Tickets; $10/ online; $15/ day of event


Yards Park: DC JazzFest at The Yards (355 Water Street, SE)

6/16/2017, 5:00pm, Ola Onabule and Lori Williams, Free

6/17/2017, 2:00pm - 10:00pm, Robert Glasper Experiment, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Kandace Springs, Jacob Collier, New Century Jazz Quintet, Tickets

6/18/2017, 5:00pm, Gregory Porter, Black Violin, Youngjoo Song Septet, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Tickets


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