Jazz artists to perform in Washington, D.C.’s new neighborhood on the river
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 —The showcase event for the 10th annual DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) – DCJF and Events DC Present: Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront – will feature eight performances by acclaimed artists at the Capitol Riverfront June 27-29, 2014. The exclusive three-day blowout will star Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Rebirth Brass Band, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Irma Thomas, vocalist Akua Allrich and harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet.
“We are very excited to host the DC Jazz Festival’s showcase event at the Capitol Riverfront at Yards Park, D.C.’s new neighborhood on the Anacostia River,” said Michael Stevens, President of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. “This incredible, innovative venue will allow fans to enjoy top-notch jazz tunes surrounded by distinct industrial heritage.”
The up-and-coming Capitol Riverfront is leading the way in green innovation and is only five blocks south of the U.S. Capitol Building, conveniently located around the Navy Yard Metro. The event includes wine and beer tastings, chef demonstrations and a marketplace.
“The Capitol Riverfront is the perfect place to conclude jazz in June and celebrate the Festival’s 10th anniversary,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Event DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront offers fans a fresh new way to listen to jazz and enjoy the waterfront in the nation’s capital city.”
Schedule: (The Capitol Riverfront is located at 355 Water St., SE)
June 27: Frédéric Yonnet, Akua Allrich – Gates open at 5 p.m. Free.
June 28: Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and special guests – Gates open at 2 p.m. Ticketed.
June 29: Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas – Gates open at 2 p.m. Ticketed.
Performances on June 27 are free to the public. Tickets, offered in one or two-day packages for June 28-29 performances, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
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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.