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DC Jazz Fest

  • DC Jazz Festival Crowns Two Winners at Sixth Annual DCJazzPrix Finals in Unprecedented Tie

    Christian Wissmuller | September 14, 2021The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) is pleased to introduce the Giveton Gelin Quintet and Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCé, who finished in an extraordinary tie vote as co-winners of the 6th Annual DCJazzPrix™ Finals on September 5th as part of the recently concluded 17th Annual DC JazzFest. Launched in 2016, DCJazzPrix is the DC Jazz Festival’s international competition created to recognize and support top rising jazz band talent. Each […] Read More...
  • 2021 DC JazzFest Meet-The-Artist Interview Series Schedule Announced

    Christian Wissmuller | August 20, 2021The 2021 DC JazzFest will feature the fan-favorite Meet-The-Artist interviews where attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from this year’s performers in an interactive and educational environment. Meet-The-Artist interviews are designed to provide DCJF audiences with artist insights off the bandstand, presenting unique opportunities to learn about these creative people beyond their performances. These […] Read More...
  • 2021 DC JazzFest Will Feature Tribute to the Legendary Andrew White

    Christian Wissmuller | August 11, 2021DC Jazz Festival will pay homage to the late DC and global jazz legend Andrew White through a tribute concert that will take place during the 2021 DC JazzFest. The concert will occur at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Thursday, September 2nd, and features a star-studded lineup of performers including the Grammy-nominated pianist and Blackbyrds […] Read More...
  • DC Jazz Festival Announces Additional Performances for 2021 Lineup

    Christian Wissmuller | July 27, 2021DC Jazz Festival(DCJF) celebrates its seventeenth year as DC’s leading jazz festival with the restoration of several fruitful community performance and venue partnerships, including: Westminster Church, The Hamilton Live, The Kreeger Museum, Mr. Henry’s, and The Phillips Collection along with two new additions in the Howard University College of Fine Arts and House of Sweden. […] Read More...
  • DC Jazz Festival Debuts New Website

    Christian Wissmuller | July 23, 2021The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) is excited to announce the debut of its brand new website. With just a few weeks remaining until the 17th Annual DC JazzFest, the website will serve as another important and informative resource for fans, artists and DCJF stakeholders alike. The website features a comprehensive overview of what to expect at the 2021 […] Read More...
  • DC JazzFest Adds D-Nice to 2021 Lineup

    Christian Wissmuller | July 6, 2021The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announced DJ D-Nice will host a special dance party to conclude the DC JazzFest at The Wharf on September 5, 2021. DCJF’s signature event, DC JazzFest at The Wharf will take place September 4-5, over Labor Day Weekend, as a hybrid of in-person and livestreamed performances in front of a global audience. […] Read More...
  • 2021 DCJazzPrix Applications Launch Feb. 16

    Frank Hammel | February 16, 2021The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has announced that applications are now live for its annual international jazz band competition, DCJazzPrix. Potential applicants will find guidelines and submission requirements at www.dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzprix . The entry fee remains a modest $25 per band. More details from the DC Jazz Festival (www.dcjazzfest.org): “DCJazzPrix is unique in that it aims […] Read More...
  • DC Jazz Festival Presents Drummer Larnell Lewis on Feb. 25

    Frank Hammel | February 12, 2021DC Jazz Festival will present a live performance from world-renowned drummer Larnell Lewis, co-presented by the Embassy of Canada and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The performance will occur on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. EST and will be available to watch on Facebook Live on the DCJF page, facebook.com/dcjazzfest. Read More...
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