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Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival Next Weekend

Dee Dee Bridgewater

The 14th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival swill take place May 14-16 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dr. Billy Taylor, Artistic Director for Jazz, the program will include Bridgewater, Janis Siegel, Esperanza Spalding, Anat Cohen and the Anzic Orchestra, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans, Hailey Niswanger, Anne Drummond, Carmen Lundy and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Tickets are $38 for individual performances. The first performance, on Thursday, May 14, is sold out.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, May 14 (sold out)

Esperanza Spalding, bassist/vocalist

Anat Cohen, clarinetist/saxophonist,

leading her Anzic Orchestra

Janis Siegel, vocalist

Friday, May 15, 7 P.M.

Hailey Niswanger, saxophonist

(winner of the 2008 Women in Jazz Competition)

Sherrie Maricle

The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award

will be given to Sherrie Maricle at this performance.

Annette A. Aguilar, percussionist,

leading her ensemble StringBeans

Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocalist

Saturday, May 16, 7 P.M.

Anne Drummond, flutist

Carmen Lundy, vocalist

Maria Schneider, composer,

leading the Maria Schneider Orchestra

Tickets available at the box office or charge by phone (202) 467-4600

Order online at Kennedy Center

Groups call (202) 416-8400

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