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Jazz at The Hamilton Live Returns for Greatest DC Jazz Festival Yet

Release Date
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ten Exciting Jazz Shows in Just Nine Days, June 21-29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 — The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) announced today that The Hamilton Live will once again host Jazz at The Hamilton Live for the 2014 DCJF. Co-presented by The Washington Post, this year’s concert series will include 10 performances from June 21-29 to celebrate the milestone 10th anniversary of the Festival.

“We are excited to celebrate jazz culture and commemorate jazz legends by partnering again with the DC Jazz Festival for this series at The Hamilton Live,” Steve Hills, President and General Manager of The Washington Post said. “Over the past ten years, it has been our pleasure to partner with the DC Jazz Festival and watch it grow into the vibrant celebration of jazz it is today.”

Jazz at The Hamilton Live will host a Prelude Kickoff Concert on June 21 with a performance by two-time Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove and his hard-bop quintet. Other headliners include renowned artists Paquito D’Rivera, The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, Grammy-winning ensemble Snarky Puppy, The Brass-A-Holics, Etienne Charles and Rudresh Mahanthappa, and a salute to Women in Jazz with rising stars Tia Fuller and Helen Sung.

“The Hamilton Live is thrilled to host nine nights of vivacious jazz this June,” Tom Meyer, president of the Clyde’s Restaurant Group, said. “We are excited to join the Festival in celebrating its ten years of success with some of the best jazz artists in the music scene.”

Schedule: (The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St., NW, (202) 787-1000)

June 21: Prelude Event: Roy Hargrove Quintet, 7:30 p.m.

June 21: Prelude Event: Roy Hargrove Quintet, 10:30 p.m.

June 24: The Brass-A-Holics, 7:30 p.m.

June 25: Snarky Puppy, 7:30 p.m.

June 26: A Salute to Women In Jazz: Tia Fuller Quintet, Helen Sung Quintet, 7:30 p.m.

June 27: Paquito D’Rivera Sextet, 7:30 p.m.

June 27: Paquito D’Rivera Sextet, 10:30 p.m.

June 28: The Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro Cuban Experience feat. Machito, Jr. , 7:30 p.m.

June 28: The Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro Cuban Experience feat. Machito, Jr. , 10:30 p.m.

June 29: Etienne Charles, Rudresh Mahanthappa (Opener), 7:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets for all events at www.dcjazzfest.org/jazz-at-the-hamilton-live. ($25 - $35)

Renaissance Hotels is the official hotel sponsor of the 2014 DCJF. For travel discount information, visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org/Travel.

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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 America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s 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.

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