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
Month and honor the late musician and educator, Dr. Leroy Barton, Jr. Produced by University
of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the
festival began in 1987 as part of a citywide tribute to Duke Ellington, and it remains one of
the most anticipated events on Washington, DC’s jazz calendar.
Tickets are $20 (general admission), $15 (senior) and $10 (student) and can be purchased in
advance at the Music Program, Building 46-West, UDC Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20008 (Metro’s Red line: Van Ness-UDC), or online at InstantSeats.com.