About Jazz in the ‘Hoods

Providing exciting, meaningful citywide partnerships that help develop and brand local DC clubs, restaurants, galleries, hotels, arts centers, public spaces and more.

Jazz in the 'Hoods presented by Events DC is a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels, galleries, places of worship, and performing arts spaces in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the ‘Hoods (JHoods) highlights DC as a vibrant cultural center in dozens of venues in 25+ neighborhoods citywide. JHoods events attract an increasingly large number of residents as well as tourists—adding revenue streams to clubs, restaurants and hotels, and boosting the local business economy—and, overall, encourage patronage of establishments that present jazz. Previous JHoods have attracted over 82,000 across DC neighborhoods, with adverting and promotional efforts reaching over 24 million people across 16 prominent, diversified and respected publications.

Interested in becoming a partner with the DMV's premier annual jazz festival? Contact us today to take your business to new heights! For more information contact Jazz in the 'Hoods Program Coordinator at, skylar@dcjazzfest.org or at 202-800-8230.


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.  


Jazz in the 'Hoods Partners

Acacia Food & Wine

Anacostia Big Chair

Anacostia Playhouse

The Anthem

Asbury United Methodist Church

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Ben's Next Door

BiN 1301

The Brixton 

Busboys and Poets

City Winery DC

The District Wharf

Franklin Park

Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Gallery O on H Gateway DC

The Hamilton Live

The Honfleur Gallery

Ivy City Smokehouse

John F. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

John F. Kennedy Center / Concert Hall

Kreeger Museum

Library of Congress

Mr. Henry's

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Pearl Street Warehouse

The Philips Collection

The Renaissance Downtown DC

Rhizome DC

Sandlot Southwest

Sotto DC

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Twins Jazz

University of the District of Columbia Preforming Arts Building

We Act Radio

Westminster DC

Wild Dog

2020 Jazz in the ‘Hoods Participating Venue Partners

Check back soon, for 2020 participating venue partners, locations & artists!