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 (with 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.
View other special content from the 16th edition of the festival like behind-the-scenes webisodes or meet-the-artist interviews on Gather by EventsDC.
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" 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 Replays:
Please consider donating to the DCJF Music Education Program while you watch.