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Isn’t it wonderful meeting great artists up close and personal, off the bandstand?  That’s the kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity our Meet The Artist events provide to our community.  Our conversations in 2015 with NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette, internationally-renowned drummer (and DC native) Billy Hart, the amazing Colombian harpist Edmar Casteneda, and the... Read More

Main Stages

The DC Jazz Festival is broken down into 4 main stages across DC that showcase jazz’s most acclaimed artists, as well as emerging artists.

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Main Stages


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Thanks to all of our sponsors and Circle of Friends! Your support helps provide jazz experiences for students and adults across the DC area all year round!

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