DC Jazz Festival and Events DC Present: Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront June 27-29

Jazz artists to perform in Washington, D.C.’s new neighborhood on the river

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 —The showcase event for the 10th annual DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) – DCJF and Events DC Present: Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront – will feature eight performances by acclaimed artists at the Capitol Riverfront June 27-29, 2014. The exclusive three-day blowout will star Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Rebirth Brass Band, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Irma Thomas, vocalist Akua Allrich and harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet.

“We are very excited to host the DC Jazz Festival’s showcase event at the Capitol Riverfront at Yards Park, D.C.’s new neighborhood on the Anacostia River,” said Michael Stevens, President of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. “This incredible, innovative venue will allow fans to enjoy top-notch jazz tunes surrounded by distinct industrial heritage.”

The up-and-coming Capitol Riverfront is leading the way in green innovation and is only five blocks south of the U.S. Capitol Building, conveniently located around the Navy Yard Metro. The event includes wine and beer tastings, chef demonstrations and a marketplace.

“The Capitol Riverfront is the perfect place to conclude jazz in June and celebrate the Festival’s 10th anniversary,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Event DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront offers fans a fresh new way to listen to jazz and enjoy the waterfront in the nation’s capital city.”

Schedule: (The Capitol Riverfront is located at 355 Water St., SE)
June 27: Frédéric Yonnet, Akua Allrich – Gates open at 5 p.m. Free.
June 28: Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and special guests – Gates open at 2 p.m. Ticketed.
June 29: Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas – Gates open at 2 p.m. Ticketed.

Performances on June 27 are free to the public. Tickets, offered in one or two-day packages for June 28-29 performances, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

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 Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com.

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 Systems; WHUR; the Washington City Paper; Linda and Michael Sonnenreich; The Mayo Charitable Foundation; FLUOR, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; The Georgetowner; WPFW; DownBeat; Washington Parent; Washington Informer; Amtrak; WMATA; the NEA Foundation; TTR Sotheby's International Realty, and Hipnotic Records.


© 2014 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.

Media Contacts:
Hannah Dolby, for DCJF
[email protected], (703) 584-5651
Teri Washington, for Events DC
[email protected], (202) 608-1199

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