Festival Prelude Spreads Love of Jazz to All Generations June 7th and 8th
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 — The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) and The Phillips Collection will continue to bring the love of jazz to younger generations with the annual DCJF prelude, Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, June 7 and 8. The free, weekend-long event at The Phillips Collection will showcase a wide array of jazz talent with performances and activities the whole family can enjoy. Intertwining jazz and art for the annual two-day prelude is a DCJF tradition and will kick off the 10th anniversary celebration.
“Washington, D.C., has been a stepping stone for some of the greatest jazz artists in history, and Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days aims to inspire our youth to pursue their musical dreams,” said Sunny Sumter, DCJF Executive Director. “The Phillips Collection is the perfect venue to showcase the art of jazz and its rich traditions. It’s the perfect weekend activity for children of all ages and the entire family.”
The jazz celebration will feature musical performances by more than a dozen rising stars and renowned artists, including David Schulman, Brian Settles, and Herman Burney interpreting classic paintings into jazz. The event will include fun activities for jazz and art lovers.
Featured performances include:
Saturday, June 7
11:00 AM Kenny Nunn Quartet
12:00 PM Noble Jolley
12:30 PM Gallery Talk
1:00 PM Brian Settles feat. Jessica Settles
1:30 PM Interpreting Painting into Jazz – David Schulman
1:30 PM Let's Get Jazzed with Boys and Girls Club, WPAS
2:00 PM Trio Caliente
3:00 PM David Schulman Trio
3:30 PM Interpreting Painting into Jazz – Brian Settles
4:00 PM Elijah Balbed Quintet
Sunday, June 8
11:30 AM Tony Martucci: Rhythms of Jazz
12:30 PM Herman Burney Trio feat. Jazzin’ at Sitar students
1:00 PM Susan Priester Storytelling
1:30 PM Malcom Stokes Quartet feat. Bro Yao
2:00 PM Interpreting Painting into Jazz – Herman Burney
2:30 PM Rochelle Rice Quartet
3:30 PM Kayla Waters Trio
4:30 PM Marshall Keys
All events are FREE at The Phillips Collection located at 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.
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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.