Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Christian McBride

Hylton Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Christian McBride, bass Jim Carroll, artistic director Saturday, October 28 at 8 p.m. For the past 20 years, Christian McBride has been one of the most prolific and well-known figures of jazz, and for good reason. You might know him as an eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, or as the velvety…

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at the Kennedy Center

KC Jazz El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Kennedy Center Concert Hall Sunday, August 13 Led by pianist and musical director Rafael Ithier, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is hailed as one of Puerto Rico’s greatest dance bands. With a rich legacy spanning six decades, this 13-piece ensemble has become synonymous with the irresistible…

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This summer! “Stretch Music” innovator CHIEF ADJUAH returns to DC!

Chief Adjuah Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Friday, August 18 Following sold-out Kennedy Center performances, two-time Edison Award–winning and five-time Grammy Award®–nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer Chief Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) returns to the stage with music from his expansive career. Drawing from their prolific and critically acclaimed discography, Chief Adjuah will present an…

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Fran Vielma Jazz Orchestra at Mr. Henry’s DC

Fran Vielma Jazz Orchestra, this June 16th at Mr. Henry’s DC, featuring contemporary Pan- American Jazz! This event is part of a bimonthly residency that Fran holds to honor Pan-American music alongside world-class players from the Mid Atlantic & East Coast regions. Hailing from the Venezuelan Andes, Fran Vielma is a critically acclaimed and multi…

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Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival Returns APR 24

DCjazz Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival Monday, April 24, 2023 at 8 PM The BIG BAND sound makes a long-awaited return as the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (dir. Allyn Johnson), Howard University (dir. Fred Irby III) and the University of Maryland (dir. Tim Powell) celebrate Jazz Appreciation…

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College Park Jazz Fest April 16th

Hylton We are super excited to be hosting the inaugural College Park Jazz Fest at The Hall CP on Sunday, April 16th 12-6 PM, in partnership with The Clarice Performing Arts Center! We have an amazing lineup ready for you starting with the very lively Crush Funk Brass Band, followed by The Julieta Eugenio Trio…

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Lizz Wright at Publick Playhouse Sat 4/15

Publick Playhouse Join us for a wonderful night of music with celebrated vocalist and songwriter Lizz Wright Lizz Wright: Live In Concert Sat., Apr. 15, 2023, 8 pm “What I like is not a particular genre, it’s storytelling. There’s a lot of great storytelling in jazz and in folk and in country music” – Lizz…

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Celebrate the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters!

2023 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater April 1 Join the Kennedy Center and National Endowment for the Arts for a rousing concert honoring the esteemed recipients of the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship: violinist Regina Carter, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and drummer Louis Hayes—as well as Sue Mingus, recipient of the 2023…

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4th Annual Jazz Fest in King George, Virginia

Jazz In The Country brings all-day music to the historic Mt. Bethel Retreat Center. Celebrate and honor Mt. Bethel’s rich legacy while enjoying jazzy tunes, delightful fare and scenic Potomac views. Jazz In The Country 2023 stars the dynamic urban-jazz pianist Kayla Waters, special guest Paula Atherton on saxophone and guitarist Jacob Webb. Plus Latin jazz…

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A Multisensory Celebration of the Blues

  VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI Saturday, February 4, 8pm An immersive multimedia concert combining blues, folk, gospel music and storytelling to celebrate Mississippi history and blues and explore an essential piece of the American cultural fabric. Featuring performances by Bobby Rush, Sharde Thomas, and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. The show includes…

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