DC Jazz Festival Announces Lineup for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC

Neighborhood Venues Host More Than 80 Performances Citywide June 5-16

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 — The annual, highly-popular Jazz in the ‘Hoods presented by Events DC, which highlights Washington, D.C. as a vibrant cultural center, will once again bring jazz to almost every neighborhood in the nation’s capital during the 9th annual DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) June 5-16, 2013. Over 80 performances at more than 40 neighborhood venues will entertain D.C. residents and visitors across the city.

“Jazz in the ‘Hoods presented by Events DC is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels, galleries and community centers in our nation’s capital,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “Our partnership with the DC Jazz Festival provides an ideal opportunity for D.C. residents and visitors to experience great jazz in some of the city’s favorite neighborhood spots and new venues.”

With a variety of free and ticketed performances held in 21 neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, the H Street Corridor, Southeast, Southwest, Takoma Park, the U Street Corridor and Woodley Park, Jazz in the ‘Hoods annually attracts a large and diverse audience of jazz enthusiasts, residents, and out-of-town visitors.

Participating venue partners include Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Embassy of Turkey-Residence, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Dumbarton House, and Howard Theatre. Jazz in the ‘Hoods also features CapitalBop's D.C. Jazz Loft Series and the East River JazzFest Series.

“This festival component is truly unique, offering exciting experience, augmenting larger festival events, in the intimate atmospheres of local establishments and hotspots,” said DCJF Executive Producer Charles Fishman. “Jazz enthusiasts and novices alike can savor great jazz in their ‘backyards’.”

Jazz in the ‘Hoods showcases a virtual cornucopia of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and numerous outstanding D.C.-based jazz groups, and includes: Lionel Loueke; Lonnie Liston Smith; Lee Konitz; Gerald Cleaver; Marshall Keys; Tim Green; Marc Cary; Alex Brown and Yotam Silberstein’s Brasil Project; Karriem Riggins; ERIMAJ; Pharoah Sanders; Elijah Jamal Balbed; Herman Burney; Peter Brötzmann and Joe McPhee; Integriti Reeves, Jacques Schwarz-Bart; Akua Allrich; Brian Settles; the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra; Sin Medio; Lenny White; Allyn Johnson; Vince Evans; John McLaughlin, Susana Baca, and Buika; and many more.

Among highlight performances:

Bohemian Caverns (2001 11th Street, NW)
June 6-7, Various Times, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tickets
June 8-9, Various Times, Lionel Loueke, Tickets
June 11, 8:00 & 10:00 PM, Marshal Keys Group with special guest, Alex Bugnon, Tickets
June 12, 8:00 & 10:00 PM, Alex Brown & Yotam Silberstein, Tickets
June 14-16, Various Times, Pharoah Sanders, Tickets

Twins Jazz (1344 U Street, NW)
June 5, 8:00 PM, Jazz Violin Series with David Schulman, Tickets
June 6, 8:00 & 10:00 PM, Universal Mind Ensemble with Ben Young, Tickets
June 7, 8:00 PM, Kenny Wessel Quartet, Tickets

Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, NE, 202-399-7993)
June 12, 8:00 PM, Michael Formanek Quartet, Tickets
June 14, 8:00 PM, Lee Konitz with the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble, Tickets

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (2700 F Street, NW) FREE
June 5, 6:00 PM, Lenny White presents...New Voices
June 6, 6:00 PM, Jacques Schwarz-Bart
June 10, 6:00 PM, Berklee Jazz Sextet
June 12, 6:00 PM, Kenny Rittenhouse Septet

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (7th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW) FREE
June 7, 5:00 PM, Jazz at the Garden: A Salsa Party with Sin Miedo, More Info

Embassy of Turkey, Residence (1606 23rd Street, NW)
June 10, 7:30 PM, Hilary Kole, Tickets

Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street, NW)
June 9, 3:00 PM, Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet, Tickets

Kastles Stadium at The Wharf (800 Water Street, SW)
June 15, 6:45 PM, DC Jazz Festival & Events DC Present: The Roots in Concert, Tickets

CapitalBop D.C. Jazz Loft Series (Various Locations)
June 8, 9, 15, Karriem Riggins, ERIMAJ, Peter Brotzmann, Gerald Cleaver, Joe Mcphee, and others, More Info

East River JazzFest Series (Various Locations)
June 7-16, Nasar Abady, Tim Green 4tet, Vince Evans, Craig Alston, and others, More Info

Meet the Artist: Conversations with Nicholas Payton and Nasar Abadey (Various Locations) FREE
June 5, 6:00 PM, Nicholas Payton, Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW)
June 12, 7:00 PM, Nasar Abadey, Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital (921 Penn Ave, SE), Ticketed concert follows)

Visit the website for ticket information and the complete Jazz in the ‘Hoods schedule.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the official hotel sponsor of the 2013 DCJF. For travel discount information, visit www.dcjazzfest.org/hotel-and-travel.

Keep up with the DCJF:
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• Flickr: flickr.com/photos/dcjazzfest
• FourSquare: foursquare.com/dcjazzfest

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 set to celebrate its landmark 10th anniversary in 2014. 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 2013 DC Jazz Festival will take place June 5-16. For more information about the DC Jazz Festival and upcoming programs, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.

The DC Jazz Festival(r) is a section 501 (c)(3) non-profit service organization. The DC Jazz Festival is sponsored in part with major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 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 the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory. 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 and KidsPost; ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8; Patton Boggs, LLP; Sage Communications; Hamilton Live and Clyde’s Restaurant Group; Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the official hotel of the DC Jazz Festival; Pepsi; Bacardi USA; Destination DC; National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; TGI Fridays; the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; LCG Systems; the Washington City Paper; Linda and Michael Sonnenreich; The Mayo Charitable Foundation; the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation; WAMU; Washington Kastles; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; WHUR; The Georgetowner; WPFW; DownBeat; Telemundo DC and holaciudad.com; Washington Parent; Washington Informer; Modern Luxury; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; CrossCurrents Foundation; Amtrak; WMATA; the NEA Foundation; and Hipnotic Records.

© 2013 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.

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

Teri Washington, for Events DC
twashington@eventsdc.com, (202) 608-1199

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