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Herbie Hancock

Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 8:00 PM

Legendary musician and 2013 Kennedy Center Honoree Herbie Hancock returns to the Kennedy Center with his band on his latest international tour.

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Selma: A Film and Live Music Event with the NSO Pops, Jason Moran, and Others

Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 8:00 PM

Experience Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement to secure equal voting rights as chronicled by the Academy Award®–nominated film on a big screen with Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran’s acclaimed score performed live.

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Jason Moran & Q-Tip

Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Two of the Kennedy Center's dynamic artistic partners, DJ and rapper Q-Tip and jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, explore contemporary sounds at the crossroads of their respective genres in this one-night only collaborative concert.

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Lotus: Tap Stars with Joseph Webb, Baakari Wilder, Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derik Grant, Dulé Hill, and Jason Samuels Smith

Lotus: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

Seven award-winning tap dancing artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, reunite for a night of performances choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music.

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Christian McBride and Renee Fleming

Renée Fleming VOICES: Renée Fleming & Christian McBride

Fri, Oct 13

Fleming pairs her radiant vocals with the iconic jazz sounds of four-time Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride.

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Lee Konitz at 90

Sat, Oct 14

Celebrate the 90th birthday of saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927) with his trio as they perform selections from two new Impulse! Records, released in 2017.

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Ron Carter Trio

Fri, Oct 27

Award-winning bassist and NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter returns to the Kennedy Center for a performance with his own group.

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Carrie Mae Weems: Grace Notes: Reflections on Now

Oct 29 - Oct 30, 2017

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and three featured singers offer a provocative performance of music, song, text, spoken word, and video projection that explores this historical moment.

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Angelique Kidjo

Renée Fleming VOICES: Angélique Kidjo

Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 8:00 PM

Angélique Kidjo is a Beninese Grammy Awardwinning singer-songwriter and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creativity. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva."

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Philip Glass: Etudes

Philip Glass's 20 Etudes: A 5-Pianist Collaboration with Philip Glass, Jason Moran & Others

Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 8:00 PM

Contemporary classical piano meets jazz improvisation in this live musical performance of Philip Glass's Etudes. The American master composer, making his Kennedy Center debut, is one of five pianists in this unprecedented collaboration, to also include Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz Jason Moran.

Gregory Porter

NSO Pops: A Night of Jazz with Gregory Porter

Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 8:00 PM

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter returns for an exciting evening of jazz.

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