Thu, May 4, 2017, 8:00 PM
Named after one of the first ladies of jazz, this year's festival celebrates the legacy of late vocalist, actor, activist, and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert tribute featuring four of today's leading jazz artists: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, and Esperanza Spalding.
Fri, May 5
Vocalist Jane Monheit returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series with a contemporary take on Ella Fitzgerald's songbook, joined by special guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton and others.
Sat, May 13
Vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello returns to the Kennedy Center with a tribute performance to singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone (1933-2003).
Mon, Jun 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
Support for Jazz at the Kennedy Center is generously provided by Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian.
Discovery Artists in the KC Jazz Club are supported by The William N. Cafritz Jazz Initiative and The King-White Family Foundation and Dr. J. Douglas White.
Additional support for Jazz is provided by The Argus Fund.