Jazz at The Hamilton Live Returns for Greatest DC Jazz Festival Yet

Ten Exciting Jazz Shows in Just Nine Days, June 21-29

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 — The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) announced today that The Hamilton Live will once again host Jazz at The Hamilton Live for the 2014 DCJF. Co-presented by The Washington Post, this year’s concert series will include 10 performances from June 21-29 to celebrate the milestone 10th anniversary of the Festival.

“We are excited to celebrate jazz culture and commemorate jazz legends by partnering again with the DC Jazz Festival for this series at The Hamilton Live,” Steve Hills, President and General Manager of The Washington Post said. “Over the past ten years, it has been our pleasure to partner with the DC Jazz Festival and watch it grow into the vibrant celebration of jazz it is today.”

Jazz at The Hamilton Live will host a Prelude Kickoff Concert on June 21 with a performance by two-time Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove and his hard-bop quintet. Other headliners include renowned artists Paquito D’Rivera, The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, Grammy-winning ensemble Snarky Puppy, The Brass-A-Holics, Etienne Charles and Rudresh Mahanthappa, and a salute to Women in Jazz with rising stars Tia Fuller and Helen Sung.

“The Hamilton Live is thrilled to host nine nights of vivacious jazz this June,” Tom Meyer, president of the Clyde’s Restaurant Group, said. “We are excited to join the Festival in celebrating its ten years of success with some of the best jazz artists in the music scene.”

Schedule: (The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St., NW, (202) 787-1000)

June 21: Prelude Event: Roy Hargrove Quintet, 7:30 p.m.
June 21: Prelude Event: Roy Hargrove Quintet, 10:30 p.m.
June 24: The Brass-A-Holics, 7:30 p.m.
June 25: Snarky Puppy, 7:30 p.m.
June 26: A Salute to Women In Jazz: Tia Fuller Quintet, Helen Sung Quintet, 7:30 p.m.
June 27: Paquito D’Rivera Sextet, 7:30 p.m.
June 27: Paquito D’Rivera Sextet, 10:30 p.m.
June 28: The Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro Cuban Experience feat. Machito, Jr. , 7:30 p.m.
June 28: The Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro Cuban Experience feat. Machito, Jr. , 10:30 p.m.
June 29: Etienne Charles, Rudresh Mahanthappa (Opener), 7:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets for all events at www.dcjazzfest.org/jazz-at-the-hamilton-live. ($25 - $35)

Renaissance Hotels is the official hotel sponsor of the 2014 DCJF. For travel discount information, visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org/Travel.

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About the DC Jazz Festival: With more than 125 performances in nearly 60 venues, the DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DCJF has experienced spectacular year-by-year growth, and is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary this year. As the fastest-growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DCJF celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The DCJF also presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The DCJF's mission is to promote music, particularly jazz, education programs and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. The 2014 DCJF will take place June 24-29. For more information about the DCJF and upcoming programs, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.

The DC Jazz Festival® is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization. The DCJF is sponsored in part with major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the NEA Foundation, the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

About The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com): The Washington Post, the leading source for breaking local, national and international news and analysis, is committed to supporting the arts and education in the Washington, DC-area community. The Post recognizes organizations with programs that promote growth and achievement in these areas and extends its support in a variety of ways, including: partnering with more than 15 organizations annually, recognizing top local educators through The Washington Post Educational Foundation, hosting seminars and workshops for aspiring journalists through the Young Journalists Development Program and more.

Proud major sponsors of the DC Jazz Festival, to date, include: Events DC; The Washington Post; ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8; Patton Boggs, LLP; Sage Communications; Clyde’s Restaurant Group; Renaissance Hotels – the official hotel of the DC Jazz Festival; Destination DC; LCG Companies WHUR; the Washington City Paper; Linda and Michael Sonnenreich; The Mayo Charitable Foundation; FLUOR; Entergy; Wells Fargo; Capitol Riverfront BID; YELP; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; The Georgetowner; WPFW; WAMU; DownBeat; Washington Parent; Washington Informer; Amtrak; WMATA; the NEA Foundation; TTR Sotheby's International Realty; UBER; Telemundo DC and holaciudad.com; Inadev; and Hipnotic Records.

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© 2014 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.

Media Contact:
Hannah Dolby, for DCJF
hdolby@aboutsage.com, (703) 584-5651

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