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May 24, 2018

It’s a Jazz Takeover as Neighborhood Venues Host Performances Citywide

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is pleased to announce the schedule for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a vital component of the DC JazzFest presented by Events DC (June 8-17). Spotlighting the District as a vibrant cultural capital, Jazz in the ‘Hoods brings jazz to all four quadrants and eight wards of the nation’s capital, with performances at more than 20+ neighborhood venues.

“DC’s rich and diverse music history takes center stage each year at the DC JazzFest presented by Events DC and we are proud to continue our partnership in this regional and cultural celebration. In its 9th year, residents and visitors alike can experience some of the best jazz music in all corners of our city,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “Our continued involvement with the DC Jazz Festival is just another example of driving economic activity through local programming and delivering cultural enrichment for this vibrant city we call home.”

Jazz in the ‘Hoods represents an exciting DC JazzFest partnership with DC clubs, restaurants, hotels, museums, parks, campuses and more in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital.

For the 9th straight year, Jazz in the ‘Hoods will include the CapitalBop Jazz Loft Series. One of DC JazzFest’s signature partnerships, CapitalBop presents vibrant, intriguingly edgy, original expressions by cutting-edge musicians in alternative venues, as well as DC-based musicians grounded in the jazz tradition and beyond.

Returning for its 7th year, the East River Jazz Series presents free and affordably-priced jazz performances and programs to thousands of residents east of the Anacostia River. The East River Jazz Series presents the music in neighborhoods not otherwise served by live jazz performances, and includes many free performances.

With a variety of free and ticketed performances in more than 20+ neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Capitol Riverfront, Mount Pleasant, Kenilworth and Eastland Gardens, the H Street Corridor, Southeast, Southwest, Takoma Park, Trinidad, Ivy City, the U Street Corridor and Van Ness, Jazz in the ‘Hoods annually attracts vibrant music to audiences of thousands of music enthusiasts.

The University of the District of Columbia is once again partnering with DCJF on music and education programs, as part of its ongoing Jazz Alive series. The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will host the It’s a Family Affair Series, five free concerts highlighting the tradition of the jazz family – including spouses and sibling jazz musicians on the DC scene. Transparent Productions, the DC area’s purveyor of exceptional performances, will once again bring their unique cutting edge, no-compromise flavor to the DC JazzFest.

In addition to CapitalBop and East River Jazz, other Jazz in the ‘Hoods partners include Twins Jazz, Sixth & I, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Mr. Henry’s, Atlas Performing Arts Center, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of American History, Eighteenth Street Lounge,

The Grill From Ipanema, Pearl Street Warehouse, Union Stage, Hamilton Live, City Winery, JoJo’s Restaurant and Bar, The Brixton, DC’s oldest continuing jazz club Blues Alley, and many more. 

Anacostia Playhouse, (2020 Shannon Place, SE)
6/12/2018, 7:30pm, “AACM Special Ensemble” Dedication to Muhal (East River Jazz Series) 6/13/2018, 7:30pm, "Liberation Project” (East River Jazz Series)

Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, NE) 6/14/2018, 8:00pm, “Ajoyo”

Asbury United Methodist Church (11th K Street, NW)
6/9/2018, 11:00am-2:00pm, Davey Yarborough Jazz Ensemble

Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW)
6/5/-10/2018, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Roy Hargrove
6/11/2018, 8:00pm, Ola Onablue
6/12/2018, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Robert Mwambe Quartet w/special guest Cynda Williams
6/13/2018, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Marilyn Scott w/ Her LA All Star Band w/ Jimmy Haslip, Russ Ferrante, & Gary Novak

6/14-17/2018, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Children's National Health System in the Atrium (111 Michigan Avenue, NW) June 13, 11:00 AM, Laura Sperling
June 14, 11:00 AM, Charles Rahmat Woods

City Winery (1350 Okie Street, NE)
6/7/18 – DC JazzFest Opening Ceremony: Frederic Yonnet w/ special guest Maimouna Youssef; Washington Renaissance Orchestra Octet
6/8/18, 8:00 pm (Doors 6:00pm), Patricia Barber Trio
6/9/18, 6:30 pm & 9:30 pm, Pharoah Sanders
6/10/18, 8:00 pm (Doors 6:00pm), The Bad Plus
6/11/18, 8:00 pm (Doors 6:00pm), Tia Fuller
6/12/18, 8:00 pm (Doors 6:00pm), Baylor Project
6/13/18, 8:00 pm (Doors 6:00pm), Homage to a Master: Keter Betts feat. Ben Williams 6/14/18, 8:00 pm (Doors 6:00pm), Raul Midon

Eighteenth Street Lounge (1212 18th Street, NW)
6/9/2018, 11:00pm-2:00am, “All That Jazz” w/ Donvonte McCoy Quintet 6/10/2018, 11:00pm-2:00am, “All That Jazz” w/ Donvonte McCoy Quintet 6/16/2018, 11:00pm-2:00am, “All That Jazz” w/ Donvonte McCoy Quintet 6/17/2018, 11:00pm-2:00am, “All That Jazz” w/ Donvonte McCoy Quintet

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street, NW) 6/14/18, 7:00 pm, Javier Moreno's "In Sides"

Franklin Park (1332 I Street, NW)
6/14/2018, 12:30pm- 1:00pm, Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra

Hamilton Live (600 14th Street, NW)
6/8/2018, 8:00pm (Doors 6:30pm), Delfeayo Marsalls with Eric Byrd Trio
6/9/2018, 8:00pm (Doors 6:30pm), Regina Carter: Simply Ella, with Elijah Jamal Balbed
6/10/2018, 7:30pm (Doors 6:00pm), Terence Blanchard ft. The E-Collective with Mark G. Meadows 6/12/2018; 7:30pm (Doors 6:00pm), Allan Harris: The Genius of Eddie Jefferson with Lena Seikaly

Ivy City Smokehouse (1356 Okie Street, NE)
6/10/2018, 6:00pm, “Vocal Jam Session” w/ Chris Grasso Quartet 6/11/2018, 6:30pm, Jo-Go Project + Dupont Brass
6/12/2018, 6:30pm, HB the Artist & Reco Crown Art Sip & Paint

JoJo Resturant and Bar (1518 U Street NW) 6/8/2018,6:00pm-9:00pm, Bill Heid Trio
6/8/2018, 9:30pm-1:00am, Alison Crockett
6/9/2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Andres Diaz Trio
6/9/2018, 9:30pm-1:00am, Aaron Myers
6/10/2018, 12:00pm-4:00pm, DC Jazz Singers Jam
6/11/2018, 7:00pm-11:00pm, Tedd Baker/ Kris Funn/Quincy Phillips 6/13/2018, 7:00pm-11:00pm, Joe Brotherton

6/14/2018, 7:00pm-11:30pm, Marshall Keys/ Fedrico Pena/ Mark Prince 6/15/2018,6:00pm-9:00pm, Christian Clark Trio
6/15/2018, 9:30pm-1:00am, Tom Williams Quartet
6/16/2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Kevin Cerovich

6/16/2018, 9:30pm-1:00am, Tamika Love Jones 6/17/2018, 12:00pm- 4:00pm, DC Jazz Singers Jam

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, (1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE) 6/16/2018, 3:00pm, “Ka’Ba Soul Singer (East River Jazz Series)

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (2700 F Street, NW) 6/11/2018, 6:00pm, Davey Yarborough & Esther Williams 6/12/2018, 6:00pm, The Redd Brothers
6/15/2018, 6:00pm, Chrsite Dashiell Quartet w/ C.V. Dashiell, III 6/16/2018, 6:00pm, Veronneau w/ special guest Dave Kline 6/17/2018, 6:00pm, Brian and Jessica Settles

Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Road. NW) 6/16/2018, 12:00pm, Kris Funn & Cornerstore

Local 16 (1602 U Street, NW)
6/9/2018, Doors 8:00pm, Jeff Parker Quartet + Udobi (CapitalBop DC Jazz Loft Series)

Mr. Henry's (601 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE)
6/8/2018, 8:00pm, Kevin Cordt Quartet
6/9/2018, 8:00pm, Batida Diferente
6/13/2018, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Capitol Hill Jazz Jam led by Herb Scott 6/15/2018; 8:00pm, Elijah Jamal Balbed

6/16/2018, 8:00pm, Julia Nixon

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (6th & Constitution Avenue, NW) 6/15/2018, 5:00pm -8:30pm, The Michael Thomas Quintet

National Museum of American History Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza (14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW)
6/9/2018, 7:30pm, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

NYU DC Abramson Family Auditorium (1307 L Street, NW)
6/10/2018, Doors 7:00pm Oliver Lake Big Band wth Janel Leppin (CapitalBop DC Jazz Loft Series)

Pearl Street Warehouse (33 Pearl Street, SW) 6/10/2018, Door 3:00pm, Feufollet
6/16/2018, Doors 8:00pm, Roosevelt Collier Trio

Rhizome DC (6950 Maple Street, NW)
6/10/2018, 4:00pm, Bill Cole ‘s Untempered Quartet 6/10/2018, 7:00pm, Bill Cole ‘s Untempered Ensemble 6/10/2018, 9:30pm, David Murray & Kahil El’Zabar

Seafarers Yacht Club (1950 M Street, SE)
6/9/2018, 6:00pm, Greg Hatza ORGANization (East River Jazz Series)

Sixth & I (600 I Street, NW)
6/14/2018, 7:30pm, Terri Lyne Carrington: Celebrating Geri Allen’s Genius, Grace and Fire Featuring Orrin Evans, Tia Fuller, Ben Williams, and Charenee Wade

Sotto DC (1610 14th Street, NW) 6/8/2018, 8:00pm, Live Jazz

The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy (1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW) 6/9/2018, 8:00pm-11:00pm, Shacara Rogers
6/16/2018, 8:00pm- 11:00pm, Lena Seikaly

The Brixton (901 U Street, NW) 6/10/2018, 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/17/2018, 6:30pm-9:30pm

The Honfleur Gallery (241 Good Hope Road, SE)
6/15/2018, 7:30pm, Todd Marcus Quintet (East River Jazz Series)

The Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street, NW) 6/7/2018, 5:00pm-8:00pm, Los Gallos Negroes

Twins Jazz (1344 U Street, NW)
6/8/2018, 9:00pm, Benito Gonzalez Quartet
6/9/2018, 11:00pm, Benito Gonzalez Quartet
6/10/2018, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Abby Schaffer Quartet 6/13/2018, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Leo Maximal Winds
6/15/2018, 9:00pm & 11:00pm, John Russell Lamkin III Quartet 6/16/2018, 9:00 pm & 11:00pm, John Russell Lamkin III Quartet 6/17/18, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, Steve Arnold

University of the District of ColumbiaDC:JAZZAlive Recital Hall (Performing Arts-Bldg 46-West UDC - 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
6/11/2018, 7:00pm, Tom Teasley – Drumming Through Time & Culture
6/13/2018, 7:00pm, Allyn Johnson and Meet-the-Artists on the Bandstand, with Paul Carr

Union Stage (740 Water Street, SW)
6/8/2018, Doors 7:00pm, Jaimie Branch's Fly Or Die + Og Lullabies

We Act Radio, (1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE)
6/8/2018, 7:30pm, Charmaine Michelle Quintet (East River Jazz Series)

Yards Park (355 Water Street, SE) 6/8/2018, 7:00pm, Marvillous Beats

For more information about the DC Jazz Festival and the complete schedule, visit

About DC Jazz Festival®(DCJF): With more than 125 performances in 40+ venues across the city, the DC JazzFest is one of the largest music festivals in the country. As the fastest-growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DC JazzFest celebrates America’s unique original art form. During this international event, the DC Jazz Festival attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The DCJF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, also presents year-round programs with performances featuring locally, nationally

and internationally acclaimed artists. The DCJF's mission is to promote music, particularly jazz, education programs and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. The 2018 DC JazzFest takes place June 8-17.

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The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, and its programs are made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment; the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; and, in part, by major funding from the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, Wells Fargo Foundation, The NEA Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Reva & David Logan Foundation, John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. ©2018 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.