DC Jazz Festival and Events DC Present Jazz in the ‘Hoods Performance Series

April 25, 2012 - Washington, DC — The annual, highly popular Jazz in the ‘Hoodsperformance series will once again bring jazz to almost every Washington, D.C. neighborhood during the 8th annual DC Jazz Festival(DCJF) from June 1-10.  Presented by Events DC, Jazz in the ‘Hoodsfeatures more than 80 performances spread out over 10 days at more than 50 museums, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and galleries across the city.


“The Jazz in the ‘Hoodsperformance series is the perfect opportunity to experience great jazz in some of D.C.’s favorite hangouts as well as new venues,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of the Events DC Sports and Entertainment Division. “Our partnership with DCJF is intended to bring this quintessential American music form to everyone throughout the city – whether a novice, jazz enthusiast or somewhere in-between.”


With a variety of free and ticketed performances held in 21 neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, the H Street Corridor, Southeast, Southwest, Takoma Park, the U Street Corridor and Woodley Park, Jazz in the ‘Hoodsannually attracts a large and diverse audience of jazz enthusiasts, residents, and out-of-town visitors. Participating venue partners include Atlas Performing Arts Center, Bohemian Caverns, Gallery O on H, The Hamilton, Howard Theatre, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, and Twins Jazz, among others.


Jazz in the ‘Hoodsbrings the excitement and atmosphere of larger festival activities to more intimate local establishments,” said DC Jazz Festival Executive Producer Charles Fishman. “We are grateful that our venue partners and Events DC help make jazz accessible to all residents and visitors of the city.”


As part of Jazz in the ‘Hoods, the Anat CohenQuartet will take the stage at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on June 7to showcase modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Purchase tickets.



Among highlight performances:


Atlas Performing Arts Center: Mark Turner Quartet, Sunday, June 3, 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Rodney Richardson with Lena Seikaly, Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.


Bohemian Caverns: Marcus Strickland Quintet, Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.


Dumbarton House: Bohemian Caverns Jazz Octet, Friday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.


The Hamilton: Randy Weston Trio, Friday, June 1, 8:30 p.m.; Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.; The Brass-A-Holics with Special Guest Chuck Brown, Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Monty Alexander, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; John Scofield Trio, Sunday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.


Howard Theatre: Dianne Reeves, Sunday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.; Pino Daniele, Sunday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.


Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Anat Cohen Quartet, Thursday, June 7, 8:00 p.m.


Smithsonian American Art Museum Kogod Courtyard, Loide, Friday, June 8, 6:00 p.m.


Twins Jazz, Kenny Rittenhouse Quintet, Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 9:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.


Visitwww.dcjazzfest.org/JazzintheHoodsfor the complete Jazz in the ‘Hoodsschedule.


Proud major sponsors and partners of the DC Jazz Festival, to date, include Events DC; ABC 7-TV/WJLA/NewsChannel 8; Patton Boggs LLP; Sage Communications; The Washington Post; Microsoft Corporation, The Phillips Collection; Destination DC; Linda and Michael Sonnenreich; the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; UnitedHealth Group, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park; the Washington City Paper; Verizon; the Mayo Charitable Foundation; LCG Systems; Bacardi USA; Dworbell Inc.; DownBeat; Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck; Amtrak; Abita Brewing Company, ZGS and Telemundo, the Georgetowner, DMI, CapitalBop, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, Metro; and the NEA Foundation, among others.


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About the DC Jazz Festival

With over 100 performances in nearly 50 venues, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is the largest music festival in Washington, D.C. A project of Festivals DC, Ltd., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the DCJF isone of the most highly-anticipated cultural events in the nation’s capital. The Festival has garnered widespread media acclaim,and has quickly become recognized within the global jazz community. The DCJF presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists that promote music integration in school curricula, and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. The 2012 DC Jazz Festival will take place June 1 - 10. For more information about the DC Jazz Festival and upcoming programs, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.


The DC Jazz Festival® is a project of Festivals DC, Ltd., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit service organization. The DC Jazz Festival is sponsored in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  NEA Jazz Masters Live is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.