DC Jazz Festival has announced that comedian, actor, writer, and director Nick Cannon will host Great Masters of Jazz on June 16 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Co-presented by the DC Jazz Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with support from Events DC, Great Masters of Jazz will celebrate the life and work of Quincy Jones; late trumpeter-bandleader Roy Hargrove; Nancy Wilson; and DC’s own pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn and saxophonist/educator Fred Foss. Featured performers and presenters include the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Patti Austin, Kenny Garrett, Justin Kauflin, Adam Clayton Powell III, Angela Stribling, Paxton Baker, Sharón Clark, and Princess Mhoon Dance Project.
The DC Jazz Festival will bestow its annual lifetime achievement awards to Quincy Jones and Fred Foss in recognition of their contributions to jazz music.
As the largest and most diverse music festival in the nation’s capital, DC JazzFest presented by Events DC will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a citywide celebration of jazz, June 7-16, in over 40 venues.
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For more information about the 2019 DC JazzFest presented by Events DC, including concert updates and ticketing information, visit dcjazzfest.org.