WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 17, 2014 — The fastest growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF), today announced the lineup for its 10th anniversary event, which will be held June 24-29, 2014. Tickets are available now for the groovy and intimate Hamilton Live, the iconic Sixth & Historic Synagogue and the three-day outdoor centerpiece of the Festival, presented at the newly built and innovative Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront.
“We are delighted to announce that local and out-of-town jazz fans can begin planning their trips to D.C. for jazz in June,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Event DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “This 10th anniversary DC Jazz Festival will be one for the history books, with top-notch artists performing in some of this city’s most exceptional venues.”
Pre-sale tickets are available for:
DC Jazz Festival and Events DC Present: Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront, an exclusive three-day blowout where fans can enjoy a diverse, jazz lineup at the recently unveiled Yards Park – a beautiful park with an urban feel overlooking the Anacostia River. The event features Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) with a very special guest, Gregory Porter, Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, vocalist Akua Allrich and harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet.
June 27-29; Capitol Riverfront; Tickets and Showtimes
Jazz at the Hamilton Live, co-presented by The Washington Post, will present six nights of exciting, eclectic performances. Performers include acclaimed and emerging artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, Snarky Puppy, Roy Hargrove, The Brass-A-Holics, Etienne Charles and with Rudresh Mahanthappa, and a salute to Women in Jazz with rising stars Tia Fuller and Helen Sung.
June 24 -29; The Hamilton Live; Tickets and Showtimes
Cyrus Chestnut Quartet: Dave Brubeck Reimagined, in partnership with Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, is a special tribute concert in memory of one of America’s greatest jazz icons – Dave Brubeck. The revered pianist and composer was one of our nation’s most treasured cultural ambassadors who played an instrumental role in further popularizing jazz throughout the world during the 1950s and ’60s. Brubeck’s recordings include Jazz Impressions of Eurasia and Time Out, the first jazz album to sell a million copies, which featured Take Five, the still instantly recognizable hit single.
June 25; Sixth & I Historic Synagogue; Tickets
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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 Americas unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nations 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 www.dcjazzfest.org.
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.