The 19th Annual DC JazzFest starts this Wednesday, August the 30th to September 3rd.
According to the organizers, the festival will feature an extraordinary lineup of artists from DMV legends to NEA Jazz Masters,with performances across several platforms. This year’s Festival experiences will include in person performances, up-close-and-personal “Meet the Artist” conversations, including over 120 concerts in over 12 venues such as The Anthem, Arena Stage, Union Stage, and on indoor & outdoor platforms across the DC community.
The 2023 DC JazzFest Lineup, to date, includes:
Gregory Porter • Kenny Garrett and Sounds From The Ancestors • Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits feat. Gerald Clayton, Marvin Sewell, Reuben Rogers, and Kendrick Scott • Samara Joy • Terri Lyne Carrington New Standards • Dave Holland Trio feat. Kevin Eubanks and Eric Harland • Big Chief Donald Harrison • Arturo O’farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble • Generations featuring George Cables, Benny Green, Orrin Evans, Shamie Royston, Hope Udobi, Jazzmeia Horn, Jeff “Tain” Watts, & Kris Funn • Omar Sosa Quarteto Americanos • Orrin Evans Quintet feat. Sy Smith • Etienne Charles & Creole Soul • Warren Wolf & History Of The Vibes • Sunna Gunnlaugs • Isabella Olivier featuring Rez Abbasi and Michael Sarin • Vinny Valentino Group feat. Marshall Keys, Frederico Peña, Dennis Chambers • The String Queens • Brass-A-Holics • Julieta Eugenio Trio • Birckhead • Leigh Pilzer Startet • Mark G. Meadows • Jogo Project • Veronneau • Ludovica Burtone • George V. Johnson Jr. • Landon Paddock Group • Ayo • Corcoran Holt Group feat. Marquis Hill • José Luis Martin • Alex Hamburger • Lisa Sokolov • Langston Hughes Ii • Next Jazz Legacy • Chase Elopia “Perennial” • Flavio Silva Quartet feat Pat Bianchi • Aaron Myers • DCJAZZPRIX 2023 Finalists: BIRCKHEAD, Ember, New Jazz Underground
For more information about the 2023 DC JazzFest, August 30-September 3, including concert updates and ticketing information, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.
Courtesy – DC Jazz Fest