Kerry Lynn Bohen
Sage Communications for DC Jazz Festival
DC Jazz Festival Announces Tickets On Sale for DC JazzFest at The Hamilton Live, presented by The Washington Post
Maceo Parker, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Harold Mabern Among Stellar
Lineup of Artists Who Will Perform in the Nation’s Capital, June 10-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2016 — The fastest growing jazz festival in the United States, the DC Jazz Festival® (DC JazzFest), announced that tickets go on sale today for DC JazzFest at The Hamilton Live presented by The Washington Post. In addition, tickets are now live for saxophonist-composer-bandleader-conceptualist Steve Coleman and Five Elements at the historic Sixth & I Synagogue on June 14, and for Events DC Presents: DC JazzFest at TheYards.
The Festival will welcome a diverse selection of emerging and master-level talent across the District June 10-19 – with 90+ bands and 300 artists at 60+ venues including Yards Park, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton Live, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, area clubs and restaurants, and National Parks venues.
“We are pleased to offer such a remarkable array of talent that exemplifies the broad range of music expressions,” said DC JazzFest Artistic Director Willard Jenkins. “Stay tuned for even more to come!”
High resolution artist photos can be found here:
DC JazzFest at The Hamilton Live presented by The Washington Post features eight eclectic nights of electrifying performances from acclaimed artists such as funk and soul jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker; “master of improvisational jazz violin” and MacArthur genius grant recipient Regina Carter; Grammy-winning vocalist, composer and lyricist Kurt Elling; post-bop pianist and composer Harold Mabern with one of the great tenor saxophonists of our time Eric Alexander; prolific trombone & shells master Steve Turre, most well-known as a member of The Saturday Night Live Band for over 30 years; Grammy-nominated organist, trumpeter and vocalist Joey DeFrancisco, genre-busting, multi-instrumentalist and two-time Grammy winner (with Snarky Puppy) Cory Henry, and the Caribbean rhythms of trumpeter Etienne Charles (Trinidad) and Jamaican ska, reggae and jazz guitar pioneer Ernest Ranglin. The full schedule – and several double bills – is as follows, with show times and ticket links:
6/10 – Doors 7:00 pm/Show 8:30 pm: Regina Carter Quartet / Ben Williams & Sound Effect
6/11 – Doors 7:00 pm/Show 8:30 pm: Kurt Elling / Jody Nardone Trio
6/12 – Doors 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm: Etienne Charles Creole Soul / Jimmy Greene Quartet
6/15 – Doors 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm: Cymande / Chelsey Green and The Green Project
6/16 – Doors 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm: Ernest Ranglin & Avila / with special guest Yotam Silberstein
6/17 – Doors 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm: Maceo Parker
6/17 – Doors 9:30 pm/Show 10:30 pm: Maceo Parker (late show)
6/18 – Doors 7:00 pm/Show 8:30 pm: Smoke Sessions Records Presents Harold Mabern Quartet plus special guest Eric Alexander / Steve Turre Quartet
6/19 – Doors 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm: Joey DeFrancesco / Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles
Earlier this month, organizers announced the performers and schedule for Events DC Presents: DC JazzFest at The Yards – the DC JazzFest’s annual outdoor showcase, and culminating event, at Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront – for which tickets are also now on sale, through Ticketmaster.com.
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The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, is made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; and, in part, by major grants from the Anne and Ronald J. Abramson Family Foundation, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Mayo Charitable Foundation and with grant support 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. ©2016 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.