Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival
Apr 27, 2009 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Big Band sound returns to the University of the District of Columbia for the twenty-third year at the Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival. Once again the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III), and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) will cap off Jazz Appreciation Month with a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping good time. This year the festival joins the city in celebrating the District of Columbia’s Duke Ellington Quarter, released into circulation January 2009.
Produced by the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the festival began in 1987 as part of a citywide tribute to Duke Ellington, and it remains one of the most anticipated events on Washington, D.C.’s jazz calendar.
University of the District of Columbia, Auditorium (Building 46 East)
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