Jazz Festivals

DC Jazz Festival 2018
Fri, Jun 7 ~ Sun, Jun 16

125 Performances, 40 Venues, 300 Artists

Fri, Jun 7 ~ Sun, Jun 16

Washington, DC
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Since 2004, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. The festival presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, the DC Jazz Festival nourishes the community with free educational programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students.

The DC Jazz Festival’s goals are to:

  • provide enriching and entertaining musical experiences for diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area and out-of-town visitors
  • showcase world-renowned and emerging jazz artists
  • provide performance opportunities for DC-based jazz musicians
  • preserve the District’s rich legacy of jazz through community- and school-based jazz education programs
  • highlight our nation’s capital as a major and vibrant center for jazz
  • enhance our capital city as a premier cultural destination


Theo Croker

One night at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz CA