The DC Jazz Festival is something of a glutton, in that it consumes everything within its sphere. The "Jazz in the 'Hoods" wing of its programming means that all of the club gigs, bar gigs, even unique weekly events like Jazz Night in Southwest get absorbed into the festival's scope. There are two exceptions, though, [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Frederic Yonnet’
It's all been leading up to this, funseekers.
For many music festivals, a daylong program of artists on an outdoor stage would constitute the entire festival. For the DC Jazz Festival, Jazz on the National Mall is merely the crown jewel of a two-week, 50-venue event. And as crown jewels go, six-and-a-half free hours of [...]
Ahh, it comes 'round again—the big event, the area's jazz gig of the year: The D.C. Jazz Festival, scheduled this year for June 1-13. The lineup was announced today.
Some good news: The festival's signature event, Jazz on the National Mall, returns after last year's absence, with a new sponsor (Bing). The free daylong concert this [...]
Thursday, June 17
Festival season continues. They don't call it a festival, but Nordic Jazz Week is a small one in all but name, this year featuring three nights of music by bands from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway, sponsored by those nations' embassies. (A great set of photos from last year's concerts is here.) [...]