Kennedy Center Jazz – upcoming in March

KC Jazz

Kennedy
Center Jazz – March performances

Upcoming
this March at the Kennedy Center –

NEA Jazz Masters in concert, club shows as part of DIRECT
CURRENT
, and the return of the Crossroads Club!

BriannaSpecial
Offer: $15 tickets!

The Brianna Thomas Group
Sat. Mar. 2 at at 7 & 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Tickets

Brianna Thomas “may be the best jazz singer
of her generation” according to renowned music critic Will
Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal. For one night
only, she brings jazz, blues, and funk to the Jazz Club with
original arrangements and favorites from Ella Fitzgerald,
Sarah Vaugh, other music of the African Diaspora.


Low ticket warning!
DianneNEA Jazz
Master Dianne Reeves

Fri. Mar. 8 and Sat. Mar. 9 at 7 & 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center
Family Theater
Tickets

The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today, Dianne
Reeves’s talents are rich in each and every song in her
limitless repertoire. She has received five Grammy Awards® for
Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from
Juilliard, and was recently named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master.


Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
Fri. Mar. 15 at 7 p.m. | Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Tickets

Nicholas PaytonThe
New Orleans – born trumpeter, pianist, singer, and composer
presents his signature BAM, “Black American Music,” exploring
art beyond the confines of genre classification, with pieces
from his ambitious 2017 album that fuses the musical
traditions of his Louisiana hometown with be-bop, swing,
blues, and soul, all rooted in the rhythms of Africa. Part of
the Kennedy Center’s The Human Journey.

Crediting: This project is supported in part by the
National Endowment for the Arts.


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Club
Nate Smith + KINFOLK with Van Hunt
Sat. Mar. 16 at 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center Atrium
Tickets

Drummer Nate Smith is joined by singer/songwriter Van Hunt for Smith’s first solo project—a fresh and restless urban pop/jazz hybrid that will have everyone in the Crossroads Club grooving easy. All tickets are
general admission—standing room only.


Low ticket warning!
NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron
Fri. Mar. 22 at 7 & 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center Family Theater
Tickets

KennyA
giant of modern mainstream piano, the NEA Jazz Master celebrates his 75th year with his highly anticipated return to the Kennedy Center—this time with a quintet playing music from his new album in a swinging program of contemporary hard bop.


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Low Ticket Warning!
Mary Halvorsen’s Code Girl (Part of DIRECT
CURRENT
)

Thu. Mar. 28 at 7 and 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Tickets

Mary Halvorson is unlike any other guitarist. A brilliant
musical dissenter, her dynamic style stands at the interface
of jazz, rock, improvisation, and avant-garde. Halvorson’s
quintet makes its KC Jazz Club debut with rich and wayward
sounds from her cutting-edge and critically acclaimed new
album. Part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT
celebration of contemporary culture


KC Jazz Club
Tyshawn Sorey(Part of DIRECT CURRENT)
Fri. Mar. 29 at 7 and 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Tickets

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Sorey isn’t just a jazz musician–he’s a conductor, composer,
scholar, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and undeniable
champion of artistic evolution. A recent winner of a MacArthur
Fellowship, Sorey’s revolutionary rhythms flash brightly from
behind the dark sunglasses that he wears at every electrifying
show. Part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT
celebration of contemporary culture


KC Jazz Club
Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers Ensemble(Part of DIRECT
CURRENT
)

Sat. Mar. 30 at 7 and 9 p.m. | Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Tickets

AmirThe Iraqi
American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar weaves together Middle
Eastern musical languages with jazz, pushing the boundaries of
each tradition. His Two Rivers Ensemble’s unique fusion has
won accolades from DownBeat Magazine to rowdy
ovations at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT
celebration of contemporary culture


*If ordering by phone or online,
use offer number “329612” to access discount (202) 467-4600 |
Toll-free (800) 444-1324 | Groups (202) 416-8400

*Offer valid on select seats for The Brianna Thomas Group,
March 2 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Offer subject to availability.
Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on
previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any
time without notice.


Jason Moran
Jason Moran, Artistic Director for Jazz