DC Jazz Festival to Honor Kenny Barron and Ron Carter

Lifetime achievement award recipients will also perform with Stefon Harris and Lewis Nash

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Jeff Tamarkin

Kenny Barron

Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter will receive lifetime achievement awards from the DC Jazz Festival at its 8th annual Festival, held June 1-10. Barron and Carter will be honored at the festival’s signature concert, Jazz Meets the Classics. The two musicians will team with Stefon Harris and Lewis Nash to perform interpretations of works by Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Past awardees include Jimmy Heath, Eddie Palmieri, James Moody, Ellis Marsalis, George Wein, Buck Hill, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Dr. Billy Taylor and Dave Brubeck.

Ticket information

Jazz Meets the Classics – Tickets ($20 – $65)

Monday, June 4, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Classical Jazz Quartet w/ opening concert by Paquito D’Rivera Sextet

Additional programs with Kenny Barron and Ron Carter include:

Jazz in the ‘Hoods – Tickets ($38 Advance, $43 Door)

Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., Bohemian Caverns

Ron Carter Quartet

Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days – FREE

Sunday, June 3, 4:00 p.m., The Phillips Collection

NEA Jazz Masters Live: Meet the Artist w/ Kenny Barron & WPFW’s Rusty Hassan

For more information, visit DC Jazz Festival.