|Eddie Palmieri will be leading an All-Star Salsa Orchestra at the Sylvan Theater |
near the Washington Monument at this Year's DC Jazz Festival on Sunday June 12.
|Donald Harrison is part of the DC Jazz Festival's |
presentation of "A Night in Treme"
at the Kennedy Center on June 13.
Among other featured concerts, Bobby McFerrin, will be performing from his latest recording, “VOCAbuLarieS,” with Howard University's Afro Blue Reunion Choir on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m at the Warner Theater. Sunday, June 12 at 1;00PM, “Jazz on the National Mall” returns with with free performances from Frédéric Yonnet, Claudia Acuña, Roy Hargrove & the RH Factor, Tobe Foyeh and the Eddie Plamieri All-Star Salsa Orchestra.
On Friday June 4 and 5, the Festival once again holds “Jazz 'N Families Fun Days At The Phillips Collection." It will be a celebration of the synergy between jazz and the visual arts. “Jazz ‘N’ Families Fun Days” features some of the finest jazz musicians from around the region. Fun-filled activities for kids include story-telling, hands-on art workshops, and an instrument petting zoo. In the galleries, art inspires musical interpretation as musicians interpret art through improvised sound. The line-up for Saturday June 4 includes the Capital Focus Jazz Band, Herman Burney Trio, Jess Righthand Trio, Victor Provist Trio, David Schuman and Michael Bowie and Sine Qua Non String Quartet. The line-up for Sunday June 5 includes Vince Evans, Lavenia Smith, James King Quartet, Susan Priester and Jamal Brown.
“Jazz in the ‘Hoods” presented by Washington Convention and Sports Authority, which includes performances at more than 30 venues, including museums, restaurants and clubs across the city. The famed Bohemian Gardens will host performances by Cyrus Chestnut with the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintet on June 3 and 4, Antonio Hart on June 8 and 9 and The Heath Brothers on June 10 and 11.
|Nasar Abadey and Supernova are among the performers in the Jazz in the ‘Hoods' series|
Monday June 6, the Peter Edelman Quartet is at Tryst while Tuesday June 7, Brad Linde Quartet featuring Sarah Hughes are at Twins, and on Wednesday June 8, Paul Piper & Bill Heid are at Utopia Bar & Grill. Thursday, June 9, Sara Jones & Um Novo Tempo is at Grill from Ipanema. Friday, June 10, Kenia Ashby & Origem is at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage while vocalist Lena Seikaly is at the Mandorin Oriental. Saturday, June 11 the Charles Woods Quartet is at Johnny’s Half Shell, while bluesman Anthony ‘Swampdog’ Clark is at the Bayou and Elijah Jamal Balbed along with the JD Allen Trio are at Subterranean A. Sunday, June 12, Leni Stern is at Bossa Bistro, and Wayne Willentz & Jim West is at the Utopia Bar and Grill.
For more information on the DC Jazz Festival, visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org. For the schedule (which will be updated with more club information) visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org/content.cfm/schedule_and_major_events.