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Sat, Aug 31

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UNION STAGE

DC JazzPrix Finals

feat. Alex Weitz Group + Davin Ryu Band + Hiruy Tirfe Quartet + Michah Thomas Trio

DC JazzPrix Finals
DC JazzPrix Finals

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

UNION STAGE, 740 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

About the event

DCJazzPrix is an annual international band competition that provides a unique professional and adjudication platform for emerging bands, outside of the traditional academic and commercial arenas. Check out the 2024 finalists: Alex Weitz Group 

Led by tenor saxophonist Alex Weitz from Tucson, AZ, the band comprises pianist Tal Cohen from Perth, Australia; bassist Ben Tiberio from Rochester, NY; and drummer Michael Piolet from Chicago, IL.

Dabin Ryu Band 

Pianist Dabin Ryu from Seoul, South Korea is joined by saxophonists Zoe Obadia from Glen Ridge, NJ and Nathan See from Pekin, Illinois; guitarist Kevin Scollins from Foxborough, MA; bassist Benjamin Young from Lakeville, MA; and drummer Willis Edmundson from Hingham, MA.

Hiruy Tirfe Quartet 

Led by tenor saxophonist Hiruy Tirfe (pronounced Huh-Roy Turf), the band includes Sandy Eldred on bass, Micah Graves on piano and keys, and Lionel Forrester, Jr. on drums, all from Philadelphia, PA.

Micah Thomas Trio 

DCJazzPrix is an annual international band competition that provides a unique professional and adjudication platform for emerging bands, outside of the traditional academic and commercial arenas.Pianist Micah Thomas from Columbus, OH leads the group with drummer Kayvon Gordon from Detroit, MI, and bassist Dean Torrey from Fairfield, CT.

The 2024 DCJazzPrix program is made possible by major support of The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation and Venable Foundation. The DCJazzPrix award is made possible by the generous support of the Gillon Charitable Fund and the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

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