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DC Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Lineups For The Hamilton Live And City Winery

Jazzed Magazine • News • March 20, 2019

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DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) will celebrate its 15th year with the renewal of two prized partnerships: The Hamilton Live, in the heart of downtown DC, and City Winery in the Ivy City neighborhood. Both venues, part of DC JazzFest presented by Events DC, offer an intimate live music experience coupled with their own distinctive culinary and beverage programs.

“Club and restaurant spaces remain essential purveyors of jazz artistry, as has been the case since the dawn of the music’s development,” said DC Jazz Festival artistic director Willard Jenkins. “City Winery and The Hamilton Live bring that vital component to DC JazzFest’s complete festival experience.”

The Hamilton Live kicks off the first weekend with the Anat Cohen Quartet (Friday, June 7), led by the amazing Israeli multi-reeds player (clarinet, soprano & tenor saxophones); and the celebrated Ethiopian pianist-accordionist-bandleader Hailu Mergia (Sunday, June 9), serving up African Jazz meets Afro-Pop, an essential evening for the DMV’s Ethiopian populace.

City Winery kicks off their DC JazzFest dates with the compelling crossover sounds of SPAGA (Wednesday, June 12), the latest project from the fertile mind of pianist Aron Magner, leader of the wildly successful improvisational jam rock band Disco Biscuits. Trinidadian trumpeter, Etienne Charles Creole Soul brings his striking, island-proud, big fun-inspiring sounds on Thursday, June 13.

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