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DC Jazz Festival Adds Wilson, Garrett, and Redman to ‘Great Masters of Jazz’ Celebration

Jazzed Magazine • News • June 11, 2019

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Celebrating 15 years as the only citywide jazz festival in the Mid-Atlantic region, DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has added vocalist Cassandra Wilson, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and tenor sax titan Joshua Redman to its lineup celebrating Great Masters of Jazz, Sunday, June 16 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The DC JazzFest presented by Events DC takes place throughout the District from June 7 to 16.

On the closing night of the 15th anniversary festival, DC JazzFest will celebrate NEA Jazz Masters Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, the renowned trumpeter Roy Hargrove, and Shirley Horn, plus the DC-based stalwart saxophonist Fred Foss. 

“I can think of no more apropos way to close out our 15th anniversary DC JazzFest than with an evening recognizing jazz mastery,” said DCJF executive director Sunny Sumter. “This evening will bring an unprecedented roster of talent to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to honor some of the peerless masters of the art form.”

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