05/09/12

DC Jazz Festival to Present Jazz in the ’Hoods Performance Series

Neighborhood venues to host more than 80 performances citywide

Washington. D.C.’s annual Jazz in the ’Hoods performance series will return during the 8th annual DC Jazz Festival from June 1-10. The festival features more than 80 performances spread out over 10 days at more than 50 museums, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and galleries across the city. Free and ticketed performances take place 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. 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.

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

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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.

In addition, CapitolBop will host a D.C. Jazz Loft series during the festival. For more information on the series, click here.

Visit Jazz in the ’Hoods for the complete festival schedule.

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