18th Annual DC JazzFest
Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2022

 

The 18th edition of the DC JazzFest will take place August 31 - September 4, marking a permanent shift of our annual festival to the end of summer and culminating over Labor Day Weekend. With five days of concerts citywide, the 2022 DC JazzFest will be a celebration of all things jazz in more than a dozen neighborhoods including its marquis weekend at The District Wharf, a waterfront destination with an inviting array of restaurants, shops, and spectacular river walk views. DC JazzFest at The Wharf will take place September 3-4, featuring multiple waterfront stages, as well as the DCJazzPrix international band competition at Union Stage

 

Join Circle of Friends to get special discounts and more. Early bird tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 1 at Noon.

We had a blast last year! Check out the recap video from the 2021 DC JazzFest, voted the #3 best jazz festival in the "2021 JazzTimes Expanded Critics’ Poll Results"!

 

The lineup for the 18th Annual DC JazzFest features an eclectic and diverse cast of Grammy winners, burgeoning jazz superstars and a slew of DC's finest talent. There is something for everyone at this immersive “jazz takeover” of DC! 
 

2022 DC JazzFest Lineup includes:
 

Christian McBride & Inside Straight • Cindy Blackman Santana Band • Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band • Dianne Reeves • The Baylor Project • Emmet Cohen Trio • Patrick Zimmerli with special guests Chris Potter and EJ Strickland • Donvonte McCoy • 2021 DCJazzPrix Winners Giveton Gelin Quintet and Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCé • Vox Sambou • Letter One RISING STAR Jazz Award winner guitarist Dan Wilson Trio • and more still to come!"

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

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DC JazzFest Tickets

 
 

Wharf General Admission

This SINGLE DAY PASS grants you STANDING general admission to the DC JazzFest at The Wharf on the date designated on your ticket. This pass is non-transferable/non-refundable.

Saturday, Sept. 3

2:00-10:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

2:00-10:00 PM

Wharf Standing Tickets

This SINGLE DAY PASS grants you an UPGRADED STANDING general admission to the DC JazzFest at The Wharf on the date designated on your ticket. This pass is non-transferable/non-refundable.

Saturday, Sept. 3

2:00-10:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

2:00-10:00 PM

Wharf Seated Admission

This SINGLE DAY TICKET guarantees you a chair in our seated ticket sections

located in front of the stages at both the District and Transit Piers on the date

designated on your ticket. This ticket is non-transferable/non-refundable.

Saturday, Sept. 3

2:00-10:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

2:00-10:00 PM

Wharf VIP Club Lounge Passes

Saturday, Sept. 3

2:00-10:00 PM

This SINGLE DAY VIP PASS guarantees you admission to our VIP Club Lounge, one (1) drink ticket, light fare and a chair in our seated ticket sections located in front of the stages at both the District and Transit Piers on the date designated on your ticket. This VIP pass is non-transferable/non-refundable.

Sunday, Sept. 4

2:00-10:00 PM

What to know

  • The Schedule of events including performance dates/times are subject to change.

  • The only place to register for general admission or purchase official 2022 DC JazzFest tickets is from the DC Jazz Festival Eventbrite page located here. Purchases from a third-party ticketing service could potentially put you at risk of receiving a counterfeit or invalid ticket. DCJF cannot guarantee the authenticity of tickets purchased from these sources and cannot guarantee entry to guests using tickets from third-party sellers. 

  • Taxes and service fees apply to all ticket purchases.

  • All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

  • Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of DC Jazz Festival. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you are having any other technical issues with your order, click Eventbrite Technical Support .
     

  • For our full list of festival FAQs, please click here.