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DC Jazz Festival Announces Nick Cannon Will Host Finale Celebrating ‘Great Masters of Jazz’

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 15, 2019

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DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has announced that Nick Cannon will host Great Masters of Jazz, on June 16 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Co-presented by the DC Jazz Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with support from Events DC, Great Masters of Jazz will celebrate the life and work of the legend Quincy Jones; trumpeter-bandleader Roy Hargrove; song stylist Nancy Wilson; and DC’s own  pianist-vocalist Shirley Horn and saxophonist-educator Fred Foss.

Featured performers and presenters include the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Patti Austin, Kenny Garrett, Justin Kauflin, Adam Clayton Powell III, Angela Stribling, Paxton Baker, Sharón Clark, Princess Mhoon Dance Project, and very special guests.

“Nick Cannon is the perfect addition to Great Masters of Jazz,” said Sunny Sumter, DC Jazz Festival executive director. “Our 15th Anniversary finale promises to be chock full of fantastic music tributes and surprise guests honoring iconic jazz legends who have influenced music of all genres.”

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