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Strathmore Artist-in-Residence: Cristian Perez

Argentine guitarist and composer Cristian Perez presents original compositions and arrangements of music from throughout the world. With backgrounds in South American folk, classical guitar, and jazz, his group draws from various music styles with the refinement of classical music and the freedom of jazz.

Featured Artist(s)
| Cristian Perez |


D.C.-area studio Yoga Heights hosts #Yoga4All, a free introduction to yoga by instructor Jess Pierno and other experienced practitioners. They will demonstrate how yoga helps them achieve balance, strength, and flexibility of the mind, body, and spirit. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a basic yoga class for all ages and abilities.

Featured Artist(s)
| Jess Pierno |

Gold Connections

Gold Connections is a Virginia-based indie-rock band that blends vintage sounds with punk tenacity. Their debut album, 7”, will be released this coming fall on Fat Possum Records.

Featured Artist(s)
| Gold Connections |

Good Old Time Music & Clogging

The Barnstormers and Rock Candy Cloggers perform together in Good Old Time Music & Clogging, combining traditional American roots folk music and dynamic dancing.

Featured Artist(s)
| Rock Candy Cloggers | The Barnstormers |

Near Northeast

Near Northeast is a D.C.-based music project making melodic-ambient-indie-folky music by weaving together Latin American, Indian, and Appalachian influences into a distinctive musical tapestry.

Featured Artist(s)
| Near Northeast |


CROSSRHODES, a duo featuring Grammy®-nominated singer Raheem Devaughn and emcee/ poet/actor W. Ellington Felton, presents work from their new record, Footprints on the Moon.

Featured Artist(s)

54th International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians Concert

The musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform together in honor of the 54th ICSOM conference. KCOHO member Michael Rossi and former NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl will conduct.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra | NSO |

Rochelle Rice

Rochelle Rice’s sound is a woven tapestry of jazz-inspired contemporary pop and soul. Her Kennedy Center debut will feature Rochelle's electric sound that is influenced by the socially conscious singer- songwriters of the ‘60s and ‘70s and contemporary jazz artists of today, and songs from her new release, Wonder, a beautiful landscape of personal compositions and thrilling arrangements.

Featured Artist(s)
| Rochelle Rice |

Tribu Baharú

Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Tribu Baharú is a high energy sextet that performs Afro Caribbean folk music known as champeta, uniting its history and culture into a jazzy and energetic sound.

Featured Artist(s)
| Tribu Baharu |

The Great Mindz

The Great Mindz are a group of hip-hop vets with a storied past and an equally bright future. Consisting of Mike G from the Jungle Brothers, a trendsetting crew that was pivotal in shaping trends in hip-hop's Golden Age and years to follow; YZ a heralded artist and entrepreneur in the music business since his teens; and Dumi RIGHT, member of the groundbreaking hip-hop crew Zimbabwe Legit, widely regarded as one of the first hip-hop groups from Africa to gain international recognition.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Great Mindz |

La Fiesta Zakke

La Fiesta Zakke, a world music band from D.C. known for their Latin fusion style and high-energy performances, blends Latin rhythms with an explosive twist of funk, ska, disco, and rock beats.

Featured Artist(s)
| La Fiesta Zakke |

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that presents a variety of jazz styles— from standard literature including Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, and Maria Schneider, to originals by band members who will embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra |

Jon Stickley Trio

Jon Stickley Trio combines Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin and the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their styles into a repertoire of innovative original music along with some captivating covers.

Featured Artist(s)
| Jon Stickley Trio |

Three: A Jazz and Classical Collage

THREE, with violinists Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki and pianist Luke Gillespie, is an ensemble that plays classical, jazz, originals, and original arrangements, from Back to Brahms, Prokofiev to Piazzolla, Gershwin to Gillespie, and from concertos to standards and everything in between.

Featured Artist(s)
| Kanako Shimasaki | Luke Gillespie | Mariko Shimasaki |

Handsome Hound

D.C.-based band Handsome Hound brings a high level of energy to its live shows, inspired by folk, rock, country, and pop. Think Johnny Cash and June Carter meet Shovels & Rope.

Featured Artist(s)
| Handsome Hound |


Ginkgoa is where inspirations meet and marry—the swing of old New York and Paris, electronica beats, elegant lyrics, and pop music. Think of a cross between Les Rita Mitsouko and Pink Martini, with only one idea in mind: to get absolutely everyone dancing

Featured Artist(s)
| Ginkgoa |

Folk Dances of India

Indian Dance Educators Association (IDEA) presents Folk Dances of India—a multihued pageant of folk dances of India, from North to South and East to West.

Featured Artist(s)
| Indian Dance Educators Association (IDEA) |

Charles Covington

Recognized as a virtuoso jazz pianist and jazz organist, Charles Covington incorporates the styles of jazz greats while achieving the colossal feat of blending disparate elements into a coherent, codified style.

Featured Artist(s)
| Charles Covington Jr. |

Washington Performing Arts Summer Steps w/ Step Afrika! Showcase

A showcase of up-and-coming youth talent as part of Washington Performing Arts’ Summer Performing Arts Academy.

Featured Artist(s)
| Washington Performing Arts |

Theo Jackson

With a distinctive voice and inspiring stories, Theo Jackson’s skilled songwriting and jazzy and contemporary songs are drawn from the imagination of a natural storyteller and have an ethereal, otherworldly quality while being grounded in reality.

Featured Artist(s)
| Theo Jackson |


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