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[Photo from the  March 26, 2015 performance.]

March 26, 2015

Mississippi-based singer/songwriter Rodgers and Brooklyn-based jazz composer, vocalist, and French hornist McDonald perform original works. Part of Songwriters: The Next Generation, presented by The ASCAP Foundation.

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Jameson Rodgers , Sara McDonald



[Photo from the  March 25, 2015 performance.]

March 25, 2015

The Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist performs on a double bill with the jazz/soul/R&B group created by keyboardist/bassist Jacob Webb and saxophonist Todd Schefflin for a night of jazz, soul, and great guitar. Part of Songwriters: The Next Generation, presented by The ASCAP Foundation.

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Natalia Zukerman , Todd Schefflin & Jacob Webb - The JT Project



[Photo from the  March 22, 2015 performance.]

March 22, 2015

Timba Street sports a modern Cuban salsa-fusion of Son Montuno, Cuban Rumba, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Directed by Havana native Aramis Pazos Barrera and featuring members from different parts of D.C. and the United States, the ensemble strives to inspire its audience to dance while introducing this lesser-known, modern style of Cuban salsa. Leading this dance party is DC Casineros, a world-renowned dance company that performs and teaches Cuban dance styles including Rueda de Casino, Afro-Cuban rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Danzón, and Yoruba Orisha dance. Free salsa class beginning at 5 p.m. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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DC Casineros , Timba Street



[Photo from the  March 19, 2015 performance.]

March 19, 2015

The acclaimed fado singer merges cante alentejano (male chant from southern Portugal with North African influences) with traditional fado, bossa nova, Brazilian popular music, and jazz. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 as part of Carnegie's World Views program. Presented in collaboration with Arte Institute. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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António Zambujo



[Photo from the  March 18, 2015 performance.]

March 18, 2015

Making his U.S. debut, this nine-year-old pianist and Latin jazz phenom, who is blind, has performed with many great jazz musicians throughout Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru. Both Reuters and the BBC have covered him in international news stories. He is joined on stage by two D.C.-based jazz musicians, Alejandro Lucini on drums and David Jernigan on bass. This performance was made possible through the generous support of the World Bank Group. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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José André



[Photo from the  March 17, 2015 performance.]

March 17, 2015

Two of today's top female Portuguese artists perform a double bill. Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sobral's first album, The Cherry on My Cake, went platinum and was nominated for two Golden Globes. Multi-award-winning singer Ribeiro is a past participant of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center. Presented in collaboration with Arte Institute. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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Sofia Ribeiro , Luísa Sobral



[Photo from the  March 9, 2015 performance.]

March 9, 2015

Two of Spain's rising musical talents—collaborators for nearly a decade—present a unique blend of jazz, flamenco, and fado music. Vocalist Sílvia Pérez Cruz sings in seven languages; her first album went gold in Spain. Guitarist Raül Fernández Miró learned flamenco alongside Kiko Veneno. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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Raül Fernández Miró , Sílvia Pérez Cruz



[Photo from the  March 8, 2015 performance.]

March 8, 2015

Two of Cuba's top jazz pianists perform a lively two-hour marathon concert with one or two onstage at any given time. Pacheco is also a percussionist, composer, and vocalist, while López-Gavilán was born to a family of acclaimed classical musicians. Presented in collaboration with FUNDarte. Begins at 5 p.m. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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Jorge Luis Pacheco , Aldo López-Gavilán



[Photo from the  March 7, 2015 performance.]

March 7, 2015

Internationally renowned saxophonist, producer, composer, and ethnomusicologist Moreira Chonguiça makes his U.S. debut as he brings the Moreira Project, featuring Thapelo Motshegwe on keyboard, Kevin Gibson on drums, and Helder Gonzaga on bass. The project was officially launched in 2005 with the debut of Moreira Chonguiça’s debut album, Volume 1: The Journey. The project’s participants represent contemporary African jazz at its best; they’ve performed across Mozambique, South Africa, and Brazil, as well as in several international festivals.

Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

Featured Artist(s)

Moreira Chonguiça



[Photo from the  March 6, 2015 performance.]

March 6, 2015

The veteran trombonist, composer, and Grammy nominee has performed and recorded jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, and classical music for more than 35 years. He was recently invited by "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band to lead and direct their first Afro-Caribbean jazz performance in D.C. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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Papo Vázquez Pirates Troubadours



[Photo from the  February 24, 2015 performance.]

February 24, 2015

The quintet performs classic and modern jazz standards led by TSgt Grant Langford.

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U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note



[Photo from the  February 5, 2015 performance.]

February 5, 2015

As part of her Beauty Indestructible tour, the singer performs a unique breed of heartfelt jazz and modern folk.

Featured Artist(s)

Ashley Daneman



[Photo from the  February 3, 2015 performance.]

February 3, 2015

Comprised of full-time students, the ensemble performs standard repertoire, contemporary works, and fun adaptations.

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The Radford University Percussion/Marimba Ensemble



[Photo from the  February 2, 2015 performance.]

February 2, 2015

The Howard University music major and jazz vocalist pays homage to the legendary 1957 recording project, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook, in which Miss Fitzgerald recorded a dozen Billy Strayhorn compositions. The band includes Cyrus Chestnut, piano, Elijah Balbed, saxophones, Eliot Seppa, bass, and Abinnet Berhanu, drums. Presented in collaboration with East River Jazz.

Featured Artist(s)

Imani-Grace Cooper



[Photo from the  January 28, 2015 performance.]

January 28, 2015

Jazz bassist and member of the Jason Moran band Mateen leads the thrilling group—Umar Mateen on drums, Radji Mateen on saxophone, Abdu Mboup on percussion, Hope Udobi plays keyboard, and Samir Moulay, guitar—in African roots music and Afro-Cuban and Malian dance grooves.

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WestAfroEast



[Photo from the  January 26, 2015 performance.]

January 26, 2015

Three student vocal ensembles present The Many Moods of Ellington. The Mellow Tones, led by pianist and composer Mark Meadows, delights with compelling harmonies and improvisational stylings. The Dukes of Ellington, a young men’s choir (grades 9–12), performs standard literature for men's choirs and is led by Steven M. Allen. Sophisticated Ladies (grades 9–11), led by vocalist Sylvia Twine, offers classical and musical theater selections.

Featured Artist(s)

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department



[Photo from the  January 25, 2015 performance.]

January 25, 2015

The violinist and Strathmore Artist In Residence offers a gypsy-influenced jazz performance.

Featured Artist(s)

Daisy Castro



[Photo from the  January 23, 2015 performance.]

January 23, 2015

The Afro-Cuban project showcases its mix of Cuban folk music with Latin jazz, world, funk, and son. The program also includes a free Rumba dance lesson with Yudisleidy “Yudi” Valdés at 5 p.m.

Featured Artist(s)

Gato’s Sin Frontera



[Photo from the  January 17, 2015 performance.]

January 17, 2015

The Billboard-charting group tears down all stereotypes of violin-playing by fusing traditional classical technique into performances of R&B, pop, soul, funk, jazz, and more.

Featured Artist(s)

Chelsey Green



[Photo from the  January 13, 2015 performance.]

January 13, 2015

On their first U.S. tour, the Grammy Award®–nominated “Kings of Hawaiian Swing” blend traditional Hawaiian music with big band swing.

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