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15th Annual DC JazzFest presented by Events DC
June 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FREE outdoor concert at The District Wharf * Ticketed shows at The Anthem
DC JazzFest presented by Events DC celebrates 15 monumental years this season, featuring all things jazz in June with signature events—each with its own distinct personality. The talent this year is unmatched, promising a true jazz takeover with a sparkling display of artistry including Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Michael Franks, Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, Joey Alexander, Sean Jones Dizzy Spellz, Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Sharón Clark, Anat Cohen, Cornerstore, Ralph Peterson’s GenNext Big Band, Tarus Mateen & Beyond Genre, Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary, Witness Matlou Trio, Olli Soikkeli Trio, Evan Harris, Girls In Airports, DCJazzPrix Finalists, youth ensembles, international performers and more in closing weekend lineup. Friday June 14th get ready for a stellar show with hometown favorite- Snarky Puppy, and Jose James at The Anthem. Saturday June 15th boast a true New Orleans style throwdown with traditional second line & beard throws, featuring Jon Batiste & Stay Human, and the Brass-A-Holics
For the complete summer music fest experience, including one evening and two full days of virtuoso jazz and jazz-inspired music, the outdoors, dancing and food & drink galore, DC JazzFest at The Wharf, our marquee weekend—June 14-16, our newest neighborhood festival site with stunning restaurants breathtaking vistas, and a vibrant marketplace. Expect a festival experience unlike no other with a diverse marketplace and beautiful views of the Anacostia River. There is something for everyone including GRAMMY-award winning and internationally recognized artists as well as DC’s finest musicians.
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