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2021 DC JazzFest Recap

The lineup for the 17th Annual DC JazzFest featured an eclectic and diverse cast of Grammy winners, burgeoning jazz superstars and a slew of DC's finest talent. There was something for everyone at this immersive “jazz takeover” of DC this past September! 

2021 DC JazzFest Lineup included:

Regina Carter ● John Scofield  ●  D-Nice ● Maria Schneider Orchestra ● The Spanish Harlem Orchestra ● Pedrito Martinez Group ● Orrin Evans Presents “Terreno Comum” ● Lakecia Benjamin Presents: "Pursuance" ● Cyrus Chestnut ● Allyn Johnson ● Afro Blue ● Jenny Scheinman ● Laurin Talese ● Immanuel Wilkins Quartet ● The String Queens ● Carr/Keys ● The Michael Bowie Trio ● The EJB Quartet ● Ernest Turner Trio ● Chuck Redd 

Plus these special presentations:

  • A Grand Night for Strings starring Regina Carter and featuring Jenny Scheinman, The String Queens, and The Michael Bowie Trio

  • Celebrating Billy Taylor's Centennial featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Allyn Johnson, Afro Blue, Winard Harper, and Chip Jackson

  • Tribute to the Legendary Saxophonist Andrew White featuring Kevin Toney, Steve Novosel, Keith Killgo, Antonio Parker and special guests

  • The 7th Annual DCJazzPrix Finals: The Giveton Gelin Quintet, Camilla George, and Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCé

For any press inquiries, festival review pieces or requests for further information, please contact Lydia Liebman, DC Jazz Festival's publicist, at

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