DC JazzFest

DC Jazz Festival: A Night at the Kennedy Center

Mon, Jun 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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Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose Akinmusire with Cécile McLorin Salvant - New Date

Tue, Jun 21

Jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire performs with vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant in the world premiere of a Kennedy Center–commissioned work centered on the theme of "family."

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Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory: An Evening of Comedy & Jazz

Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

The comedy legend headlines the Terrace Theater with a special evening of comedy and jazz highlighting a common thread shared by both genres: the artist's unique ability as a storyteller.

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Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective

The Crossroads Club: Terence Blanchard and E-Collective: Breathless

Sat, Oct 22

Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and film score composer Terence Blanchard, who continues to push the boundaries of sound, purpose, and reach for the art form, performs with his contemporary electronic quintet.

On Sale 8/1/2016

Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover

NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company

Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2017

For Ella Fitzgerald's 100th, acclaimed singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover come together to celebrate the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington.

On Sale 11/14/2016

Abbey Lincoln

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute

Thu, May 4, 2017, 8:00 PM

Under the musical direction of Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington, iconic jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a celebration of the life and legacy of Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010).

On Sale 11/14/2016

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