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Thursday, June 1

5:00PM (PREVIEW EVENT) @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

PHILLIPS AFTER FIVE

Experience jazz at the Phillips in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival! Try out your musical talents at the instrument petting zoo and listen to Brazilian band Origem.

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Saturday, June 3

10:00AM - 5:00PM (PREVIEW EVENT) @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

JAZZ ‘N FAMILIES FUN DAYS
A fun family weekend with live jazz music featuring the finest talent in the region including vibrant galleries, art-making activities, an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytelling, a free film screening and much more! Featuring Janell Gill, David Schulman + Quiet Life Motel, Donato Soviero Trio, Donvonte McCoy Quartet, and John Lee Trio. Free entry

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Sunday, June 4

Noon - 7:00PM (PREVIEW EVENT) @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

JAZZ ‘N FAMILIES FUN DAYS

A fun family weekend with live jazz music featuring the finest talent in the region including vibrant galleries, art-making activities, an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytelling, a free film screening and much more! Featuring Lennie Robinson And mad Curious, Herb Scott and Cinnamonstix, Reginald Cyntje Group, Leigh Pilzer and Friends, Jo-Go Project, Kendall Isadore Free entry

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Friday, June 9

8:00PM (DOOR 6:00PM) (PREVIEW EVENT) @ THE HOWARD THEATRE

DC JAZZFEST OPENING CEREMONY

The DC Jazz Festival is pleased to announce its return to the historic Howard Theatre in 2017, including the DC JazzFest’s Opening Ceremony on June 9, starring Grammy-winning vocalist Lalah Hathaway. Tickets are now on sale. Hathaway, daughter of the legendary Donnie Hathaway and winner of five Grammys, including two this year (Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Angel" and Best R&B Album for Lalah Hathaway Live) is making her debut appearance at the DC Jazz Festival, but the seasoned performer has earned awards and accolades throughout her more than two decades as a recording artist.

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9:00PM (PREVIEW EVENT) @ RHIZOME

TRANSPARENT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
“…creating a new language in jazz through East Asian instruments.”  

(Luke Stewart, Capital Bop)   

Bassist William Parker calls BILL COLE “master of the double reed”.   The term ‘double reed’ comes from playing two pieces of cane vibrating against each other. Cole’s expertise is with the nagaswarm, sona, and shenai.  The South Indian nagaswarm, and the North Indian shenai, are the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic wind instruments. The sona is of Han Chinese origin.  Cole is also the founder of The Untempered Ensemble.

JOESEPH DALEY, a long-time co-member of Cole’a Untempered Ensemble, is a 40 year consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene.   Daley has worked with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal,  as well as other major artists like Muhal Richard Abrams, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Jason Hwang and Dave Douglas.   Daley was an original member of Howard Johnson’s groundbreaking tuba ensemble, Gravity.  Daley’s Earth Tones Ensemble is a full Jazz orchestra augmented by six additional low-toned horns, as well as a seven-member rhythm section.   Daley also leads his Ebony Brass Quintet.   Best known for playing the tuba, Daley also plays euphonium and valve trombone.   “If the music I compose provides one with a sense of beauty, inner peace and introspection then I am pleased” (Joe Daley) he Bill Cole Trio featuring “the master of the double reed”, Bill Cole and the remarkable, Joeseph Daley.

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9:00PM (DOOR 8:30PM) (PREVIEW EVENT) @ THE FRIDGE

CAPITALBOP DC JAZZ LOFT SERIES
Christie Dashiell (9:00 p.m.)

Brandee Younger Trio (10:30 p.m.)

Ticketed event.

 


Saturday, June 10

2:00PM @ SMITHSONIAN ANACOSTIA MUSEUM

JAZZ IN THE HOODS EAST RIVER JAZZ
East River Jazz is presenting four performances of Jazz and Blues in communities along the Anacostia River in a series of performances in Anacostia, Uniontown, Benning and Kenilworth neighborhoods. Featuring Jazz From a African-Latin Perspective: Pepe Gonzalez Ensemble.

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7:00 – 11:00pm @ THE ALEX

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS

Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Lena Seikaly. Free, but registration is required.

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7:30 PM @

WALLACE H. COULTER PERFORMANCE PLAZA – 1ST FLOOR

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

SMITHSONIAN JAZZ MASTERWORKS ORCHESTRA

INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES IN JAZZ: RHYTHM AND TRADITION
Standard Seat: $25 Table Seat: $40

(Table sears include one complimentary drink)

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8:00PM @ SIXTH & I

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS

Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Ticketed event.

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8:00PM (Doors 7:00 PM) @ THE HOWARD THEATRE

DC JAZZFEST AT THE HOWARD THEATRE

Featuring Jazz Legends Double Feature: Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band/Ron Carter-Russell Malone Duo. Ticketed event.

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This will be an evening of true jazz mastery as we present NEA Jazz Masters Roy Haynes and his Fountain of Youth Band and Ron Carter in duo with guitarist Russell Malone.  In his 91st year the ageless drummer Roy Haynes certainly appears to be quaffing from the fountain of youth, which is also an apt name for his band of emerging young artists traveling the same rich tradition as Master Haynes.  Ron Carter is easily the most recorded bassist in recorded music history, and in this incarnation he engages in witty, resourceful, and supremely audience engaging conversation with one of our finest guitarists, the soulful Russell Malone.

 

8:00PM @ DANCE PLACE

DC JAZZFEST AT DANCE PLACE

DC Jazz Festival and Dance Place present acclaimed choreographer Princess Mhoon in the second installment of In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion, an evening of dance inspired by the rich tradition of jazz music. As part of the annual DC Jazz Festival, this Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Choreography in a musical will explore the history of America and the dichotomy and beauty of what has made our country a cultural treasure. 

Recognized by Huffington Post as on the 26 African American Choreographers You Should Know, you won't want to miss this evening of highly physical work driven by history, politics visual art and theater.

 

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8:30PM (Doors 8:00PM) @ TROPICALIA

CAPITALBOP DC JAZZ LOFT SERIES
Brian Settles (8:30 p.m.)

Mary Halvorson Octet (9:45 p.m.)

Ticketed event.

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10:00PM (Door 9:00PM) @ RUMBA CAFÉ

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Miguel NuÑez (Cuban Jazz After Hours).

Free entry.

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Sunday, June 11

7:00PM @  DANCE PLACE

DC JAZZFEST AT DANCE PLACE

DC Jazz Festival and Dance Place present acclaimed choreographer Princess Mhoon in the second installment of In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion, an evening of dance inspired by the rich tradition of jazz music. As part of the annual DC Jazz Festival, this Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Choreography in a musical will explore the history of America and the dichotomy and beauty of what has made our country a cultural treasure. 

Recognized by Huffington Post as on the 26 African American Choreographers You Should Know, you won't want to miss this evening of highly physical work driven by history, politics visual art and theater.

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6:00PM @ JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - MILLENIUM STAGE

JAZZ IN THE 'HOODS:  BASS-ICALLY YOURS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Amy Shookl and the SR5tet. Free entry.

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12:30PM @ THE HOWARD THEATRE

DC JAZZFEST AT THE HOWARD THEATRE
Featuring Brunch with the Harlem Gospel Choir. Ticketed event.

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The gospel brunch has become a Howard Theatre tradition, totally befitting its status as one of the historic palaces of African American culture. Join us as Harlem comes to the Howard via the joyous and uplifting sounds of the Harlem Gospel Choir, a program that once again reflects the DC Jazz Festival¹s diverse musical offerings.

 


Monday, June 12

7:30PM @ JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - CONCERT HALL

A NIGHT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
An Evening with Pat Metheny feat. Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh, and Gwilym Simcock. Ticketed event.

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6:00PM @ JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - MILLENIUM STAGE

JAZZ IN THE 'HOODS:  BASS-ICALLY YOURS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring James King Band. Free entry.

 


Tuesday, June 13

8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM) @ THE HOWARD THEATRE

DC JAZZFEST AT THE HOWARD THEATRE
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital.

Featuring Hiromi & Edmar Castandeda Duo. Ticketed event.

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The kinetic pianist-keyboardist Hiromi, from Japan, and the singular approach to a seemingly unlikely instrument for improvisation of the Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda, is guaranteed to generate an unprecedented duo performance.  These two distinctive young artists, each of whom is carving out a unique niche in modern music, are guaranteed to raise the roof with yet another manifestation of The International Language of Jazz, an ongoing theme of the DC Jazz Festival.

 

8:00PM & 10:00PM @ LOGAN FRINGE ARTS SPACE

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring SUN RA ARKESTRA directed by Marshall Allen presented by Capital Fringe. Ticketes event.

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Wednesday, June 14

6:00PM @ JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - MILLENNIUM STAGE

JAZZ IN THE 'HOODS:  BASS-ICALLY YOURS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Tommy Cecil/Billy Hart/Emmet Cohen. Free entry.

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7:00PM @ UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/JAZZLIVE

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring JAZZAlive at UDC: Allyn Johnson and the UDC JAZZtet. Free entry.

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8:00PM & 10:00PM @ TWINZ JAZZ

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Jeff Antontik & The Jazz Update. Ticketed event.

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Thursday, June 15

7:00PM @ UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/JAZZALIVE

DCJAZZPRIX FINALS

DCJazzPrix, a national competition, now in its second year, was created to recognize the finest rising jazz band talent from across the U.S. The winning band is to be honored with a $15,000 award and receive pivotal professional development and visibility through a year-long association with DCJF. Free entry.

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Friday, June 16

5:00 10:00PM @ YARDS PARK

EVENTS DC PRESENTS: DC JAZZFEST AT THE YARDS
Back by Popular Demand: DCJazzFest at The Yards, JUNE 16th-18th. A three-day “blowout” where fans enjoy jazz at the beautiful urban, green, innovative Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront overlooking the Anacostia River. Featuring Ola Onabule and Lori Williams. Free entry.

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5:00 – 9:00PM @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART SCULPTURE GARDEN

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS

Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Michael Thomas Quintet. Free entry.

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6:00PM @ JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - MILLENNIUM STAGE

JAZZ IN THE 'HOODS:  BASS-ICALLY YOURS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Trio Vera w/Victor Dvoskin. Free entry.

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9:00PM & 11:00PM @ TWINS JAZZ

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Tim Whalen Quartet. Ticketed event.

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8:30PM (Doors 8:00PM) @ NYU-DC

CAPITALBOP DC JAZZ LOFT SERIES
Reginald Cyntje Group (8:30 p.m.)

Odean Pope Saxophone Choir (10:00 p.m.)

Ticketed event.

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Saturday, June 17

12:00PM @ FORMER RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADORS OF SPAIN

FISHMAN EMBASSY SERIES
The Fishman Artist Embassy Series presents artists from across the globe in partnership with the foreign embassy community in our nation’s capital. Featuring the Chano Dominguez Trio. Free, but registration is required. Website
 

2:00 – 10:00PM @ YARDS PARK

EVENTS DC PRESENTS: DC JAZZFEST AT THE YARDS
Back by Popular Demand: DCJazzFest at The Yards, JUNE 16th-18th. A three-day “blowout” where fans enjoy jazz at the beautiful urban, green, innovative Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront overlooking the Anacostia River. Featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Kandace Springs, Jacob Collier, New Century Jazz Quintet. Ticketed event.

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6:00PM @ JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - MILLENNIUM STAGE

JAZZ IN THE 'HOODS:  BASS-ICALLY YOURS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Kris Funn's CornerStore. Free entry.

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7:00 11:00PM @ THE ALEX

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS

Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Alison Crockett. Free, but registration is required.

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9:00PM & 11:00PM @ TWINS JAZZ

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Michael Thomas Quintet/Anthony Nelson Quartet. Ticketed event.

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NOON – 2:00PM @ KREEGER MUSEUM

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Cowboys and Frenchmen. Free entry.

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Sunday, June 18

2:00 – 9:30PM @ YARDS PARK

EVENTS DC PRESENTS: DC JAZZFEST AT THE YARDS
Back by Popular Demand: DCJazzFest at The Yards, JUNE 16th-18th. A three-day “blowout” where fans enjoy jazz at the beautiful urban, green, innovative Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront overlooking the Anacostia River. Featuring Gregory Porter, Black Violin, Youngjoo Song Septet, Sarah Elizabeth Charles. Ticketed event.

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10:00PM @ TWINS JAZZ

JAZZ IN THE ‘HOODS
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Featuring Michael Thomas Quintet/Anthony Nelson Quartet. Ticketed event.

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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 Abramson Family Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, The Mayo Charitable Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The NEA Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Reva & David Logan Foundation; and with awards 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. ©2017 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.