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March 31, 2015
Senri Oe

The Japanese pop star and actor turned New York City–based jazz pianist makes his Millennium Stage debut. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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March 26, 2015
Jameson Rodgers

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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March 25, 2015
Natalia Zukerman

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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March 22, 2015
DC Casineros

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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March 19, 2015
António Zambujo

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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March 18, 2015
José André

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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March 17, 2015
Sofia Ribeiro

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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March 9, 2015
Raül Fernández Miró

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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March 8, 2015
Jorge Luis Pacheco

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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March 7, 2015
Moreira Chonguiça

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

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March 6, 2015
Papo Vázquez Pirates Troubadours

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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February 24, 2015
U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note

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

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February 5, 2015
Ashley Daneman

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

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February 3, 2015
The Radford University Percussion/Marimba Ensemble

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

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February 2, 2015
Imani-Grace Cooper

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.

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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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January 26, 2015
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

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.

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January 25, 2015
Daisy Castro

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

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January 23, 2015
Gato’s Sin Frontera

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.

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January 17, 2015
Chelsey Green

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.

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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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January 9, 2015
Soule Monde

Longtime Trey Anastasio Band members Ray Paczkowski (Organ & Keyboards) and Russ Lawton (Drums) put a new spin on soul-jazz with their organ-driven funky rhythms, luscious melodies, and leaping improvisations.

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January 7, 2015
Puerto Candelaria

The Colombian cumbia troupe dabbles with eclectic folk rhythms and Latin jazz beats, infused by social satire and loads of enthusiasm. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.

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January 6, 2015

Inspired by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, the Baltimore-based gypsy jazz band led by guitarist Michael Joseph Harris is an acoustic powerhouse.

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January 3, 2015
The Tim Whalen Septet

The jazz pianist, composer, and arranger’s group, which plays original works and unparalleled improvisations, features musicians Joe Herrera (trumpet), Marty Nau (alto saxophone), Elijah Jamal Balbed (tenor saxophone), Matthew Niess (trombone), Regan Brough (bass), Harold Summey (drums), and Tim Whalen (piano).

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January 2, 2015

The Strathmore Artist In Residence, who plays a six-string electric cello, performs original live-looping compositions accompanied by double bass, violin/viola, flute/sax, and world percussion.

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December 24, 2014
Beltway Brass Quintet

The Quintet led by Zachary Smith of the Dixie Power Trio performs original arrangements characterized by 20th century of jazz harmonies and stylings.

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December 17, 2014
The Marshall Keys Group

Saxophonist Marshall Keys brings his very own posse, The Marshall Keys Group, to the Millennium Stage for a jazz performance filled with versatility, emotion, and free improvisations. The group also features Lafayette Gilchrist (piano), with Taurus Mateen (bass) and Lenny Robinson (percussion).

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November 28, 2014
The Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project

A Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and a former part-time member of the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band, the saxophonist's 10-piece brainchild blends jazz, Go-Go, funk, R&B, and more in an energetic, hard grooving performance.

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November 27, 2014

Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party from 7–9 p.m.

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November 23, 2014
Eishin Nose's The Gate

Jazz pianist Eishin Nose and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi perform selections from their critically acclaimed 2012 live album, The Gate. Presented by the S&R Foundation.

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November 21, 2014

Students in George Mason University’s contemporary music ensemble perform varied repertoire, including arrangements of concert music by Frank Zappa and Beck, as well as original compositions.

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November 11, 2014
U.S. Army Blues

Members of the band present an evening of music in celebration of Veterans Day.

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November 9, 2014
The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars

Duduaka Da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Helio Alves (piano), and Chuck Redd (vibraphone) are internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest caliber.

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November 1, 2014
Jorge Luis Pacheco

One of Cuba’s most extraordinary pianists, Pacheco and his quartet perform a concert blending traditional Cuban and jazz music.

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October 15, 2014
Steven Abshire

WPA Women’s Committee presents a memorial concert honoring the late D.C. jazz musician Dick Morgan featuring jazz guitarist Steve Abshire.

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October 9, 2014
Darius Jones Quartet

American saxophonist and composer Jones and French vocalist and composer Lesbros are joined by Ches Smith (drums), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass) and Aruan Ortiz (piano) for an evening of jazz. Presented by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation & French-American Jazz Exchange.

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October 4, 2014
Chris Eldridge

The guitarists blend Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music with Eldridge’s relationship with bluegrass and his experience as a member of the widely acclaimed band Punch Brothers.

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September 23, 2014
Tri Minh

The Hanoi Conservatory–trained composer, jazz pianist, and contemporary sound artist and his quartet use improvisation to create dialogue between instruments in Sounds from Hanoi. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.

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September 18, 2014
Nistha Raj

The violinist and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence blends classical Hindustani music with elements of jazz, rock, and beat box to put an entirely new spin on Indian classical music.

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September 17, 2014
Amadou Kouyate

The 2013–2014 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, D.C. native, and dynamic djembe and koutiro drummer plays a mix of Manding music, traditional 13th-century songs, and contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz.

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September 3, 2014
The Dixie Power Trio

The trio brings zany wit to its eclectic mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions.

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September 2, 2014
Corina Bartra

The Peruvian singer offers an Afro-Peruvian jazz concert.

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August 29, 2014

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presents the talents of D.C’s best street performers.

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August 27, 2014

The progressive Latin American act fuses avant-garde symphonic rock with a wide range of classical, jazz, and world music influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.

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August 21, 2014
U.S. Navy Band Cruisers

The Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble plays jazz, R&B, pop, rock, and original material.

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August 20, 2014
The Quebe Sisters Band

The trio brings three-part harmony and Texas-style fiddling to a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, and jazz. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

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August 16, 2014
Steven Abshire

The trio offers a performance of jazz standards.

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August 10, 2014
Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

The orchestra presents a concert by some of the best high school and college jazz musicians in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.

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August 8, 2014
Cesar Orozco

The ensemble fuses jazz with music from members’ home countries of Cuba and Venezuela.

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