DC Jazz Festival and The Phillips Collection Present Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days

Festival Prelude Spreads Love of Jazz to All Generations June 7th and 8th

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014 — The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) and The Phillips Collection will continue to bring the love of jazz to younger generations with the annual DCJF prelude, Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, June 7 and 8. The free, weekend-long event at The Phillips Collection will showcase a wide array of jazz talent with performances and activities the whole family can enjoy. Intertwining jazz and art for the annual two-day prelude is a DCJF tradition and will kick off the 10th anniversary celebration.

“Washington, D.C., has been a stepping stone for some of the greatest jazz artists in history, and Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days aims to inspire our youth to pursue their musical dreams,” said Sunny Sumter, DCJF Executive Director. “The Phillips Collection is the perfect venue to showcase the art of jazz and its rich traditions. It’s the perfect weekend activity for children of all ages and the entire family.”

The jazz celebration will feature musical performances by more than a dozen rising stars and renowned artists, including David Schulman, Brian Settles, and Herman Burney interpreting classic paintings into jazz. The event will include fun activities for jazz and art lovers.

Featured performances include:

Saturday, June 7
11:00 AM Kenny Nunn Quartet
12:00 PM Noble Jolley
12:30 PM Gallery Talk
1:00 PM Brian Settles feat. Jessica Settles
1:30 PM Interpreting Painting into Jazz – David Schulman
1:30 PM Let's Get Jazzed with Boys and Girls Club, WPAS
2:00 PM Trio Caliente
3:00 PM David Schulman Trio
3:30 PM Interpreting Painting into Jazz – Brian Settles
4:00 PM Elijah Balbed Quintet

Sunday, June 8
11:30 AM Tony Martucci: Rhythms of Jazz
12:30 PM Herman Burney Trio feat. Jazzin’ at Sitar students
1:00 PM Susan Priester Storytelling
1:30 PM Malcom Stokes Quartet feat. Bro Yao
2:00 PM Interpreting Painting into Jazz – Herman Burney
2:30 PM Rochelle Rice Quartet
3:30 PM Kayla Waters Trio
4:30 PM Marshall Keys

All events are FREE at The Phillips Collection located at 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.

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.

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
Elizabeth Lubben, for The Phillips Collection
elubben@phillipscollection.org, (202) 387-2151

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