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DC Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Headline Artists

Diverse roster includes Porter, Metheny, Castañeda, Glasper, Halvorson and more

Robert Glasper (photo by Ken V)

Headline acts for the 2017 DC JazzFest have been announced, with a wide range of leading artists slated to perform including Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, Mary Halvorson Octet, Pat Metheny, Hiromi, Edmar Castañeda, Ron Carter, Black Violin, Kenny Garrett, Hiromi, Odean Pope Saxophone Choir and more.

In a press release sent to JazzTimes, festival executive director Sunny Sumter notes, “This year, it’s all about discovering the unexpected. Expect jazz’s best vocalists, masterclass string instrumentalists and jazz musicians from all over the world taking over the district for ten days of incredible jazz.”

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