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DC JazzFest

DC Jazz Festival: A Night at the Kennedy Center

Monday, June 13, 2016 8:00 PM

DC JazzFest  presents an all-star evening that recognizes Professor Fred Irby and Dr. Art Dawkins, the "fathers" of jazz education at Howard University.

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The DC Jazz Festival returns to the Concert Hall for a grand night of music.

Jazz at Howard University has produced great masters, leading contemporary jazz artists, brilliant jazz-informed artists who were indelibly touched by jazz from their HU experience, and some of the leading emerging artists representing jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, hip hop, and beyond! This stellar, all-star evening recognizes Professor Fred Irby and Dr. Art Dawkins, the "fathers" of jazz education at Howard University, with performances by NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, gospel master Richard Smallwood, Greg Osby, Loston Harris, Tim Warfield, Cyrus Chestnut, Mark Batson, Paul Carr, Afro Blue, Carroll Dashiell, Shelton Becton, Kris Funn, Savannah Harris, and others.

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.