DC Jazz Festival and Events DC present Jazz in the ‘Hoods Performance Series

Neighborhood Venues to Host More Than 80 Performances Citywide June 1-10

The annual, highly popular Jazz in the ‘Hoods performance series will once again bring jazz to almost every Washington, D.C. neighborhood during the 8th annual DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) from June 1-10.  Presented by Events DCJazz in the ‘Hoods features more than 80 performances spread out over 10 days at more than 50 museums, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and galleries across the city.

“The Jazz in the ‘Hoods performance series is the perfect opportunity to experience great jazz in some of D.C.’s favorite hangouts as well as new venues,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of the Events DC Sports and Entertainment Division. “Our partnership with DCJF is intended to bring this quintessential American music form to everyone throughout the city – whether a novice, jazz enthusiast or somewhere in-between.”

With a variety of free and ticketed performances held in 21 neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, the H Street Corridor, Southeast, Southwest, Takoma Park, the U Street Corridor and Woodley Park, Jazz in the ‘Hoods annually attracts a large and diverse audience of jazz enthusiasts, residents, and out-of-town visitors. Participating venue partners include Atlas Performing Arts CenterBohemian CavernsGallery O on HThe HamiltonHoward TheatreSixth & I Historic Synagogue, and Twins Jazz, among others.

Jazz in the ‘Hoods brings the excitement and atmosphere of larger festival activities to more intimate local establishments,” said DC Jazz Festival Executive Producer Charles Fishman. “We are grateful that our venue partners and Events DC help make jazz accessible to all residents and visitors of the city.”

As part of Jazz in the ‘Hoods, the Anat Cohen Quartet will take the stage at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on June 7 to showcase modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Purchase tickets.

Among highlight performances:

Atlas Performing Arts CenterMark Turner Quartet, Sunday, June 3, 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Rodney Richardson with Lena Seikaly, Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Bohemian CavernsMarcus Strickland Quintet, Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Dumbarton HouseBohemian Caverns Jazz Octet, Friday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.

The HamiltonRandy Weston Trio, Friday, June 1, 8:30 p.m.; Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.; The Brass-A-Holics with Special Guest Chuck Brown, Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Monty Alexander, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; John Scofield Trio, Sunday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.

Howard TheatreDianne Reeves, Sunday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.; Pino Daniele, Sunday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.

Sixth & I Historic SynagogueAnat Cohen Quartet, Thursday, June 7, 8:00 p.m.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Kogod CourtyardLoide, Friday, June 8, 6:00 p.m.

Twins JazzKenny Rittenhouse Quintet, Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 9:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.

Visit www.dcjazzfest.org/JazzintheHoods for the complete Jazz in the ‘Hoods schedule.

About the DC Jazz Festival

With over 100 performances in nearly 50 venues, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is the largest music festival in Washington, D.C. A project of Festivals DC, Ltd., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the DCJF is one of the most highly-anticipated cultural events in the nation’s capital. The Festival has garnered widespread media acclaim, and has quickly become recognized within the global jazz community. The DCJF presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists that promote music integration in school curricula, and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. The 2012 DC Jazz Festival will take place June 1 – 10. For more information about the DC Jazz Festival and upcoming programs, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.

The DC Jazz Festival® is a project of Festivals DC, Ltd., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit service organization. The DC Jazz Festival is sponsored in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  NEA Jazz Masters Live is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

About Events DC

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact. Events DC also manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory.  Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit eventsdc.com.


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