From JAZZCORNER : DC Jazz Festival – June 8-17, 2018


125 Performances, 40 Venues, 300 Artists
DC JazzFest presented by Events DC is one of the most-eagerly anticipated jewels of Washington, DC’s cultural calendar, inviting all ages and backgrounds to celebrate all things jazz.

On Saturday, June 16, “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr., PLUS supergroup R+R=NOW (Robert Glasper, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Kendrick Lamar producer, Terrace Martin, Taylor McFerrin (Bobby McFerrin’s son), Derrick Hodge and Justin Tyson, PLUS jazz-funk icon Maceo Parker! All on one amazing night at The Anthem. has a special discount code for the incredible night! Go to and use DCJ20


On June 15, Cuban piano virtuosos Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba are at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in a duo program called “Trance.” Limited tickets available here.


Other highlights include:
Terri Lyne Carrington: Celebrating Geri Allen’s Genius, Grace and Fire on Thursday, June 14 at Sixth & I, Ivan Lins & Friends, Regina Carter, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Ben Williams, Oliver Lake Big Band, Patricia Barber, Raul Midon, Terence Blanchard, Allan Harris, Tia Fuller, are among the jazz luminaries appearing during the 10 day festival.

The 2018 DC JazzFest presented by Events DC offers an exceptional array of universally-renowned masters and emerging artists from across the jazz spectrum and beyond, in all four quadrants of DC – 100+ bands, 300 artists, 40+ venues, 22 neighborhoods.

Even better, many concerts during DC JazzFest are free, making it easy to attend a wider sampling of events, discovering the many faces of jazz. Make sure to visit for full lineups, daily schedules and tickets for the signature shows.

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