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DC Jazz Festival - Rochelle Rice

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The Wharf - District Pier, Washington, DC

Our nation’s capital’s signature jazz event, DC JazzFest will once again present its wide array of renowned and resident artists in settings throughout the capital city, in 40+ venues, offering a selection of emerging and master-level talent with more than 100+ artists and groups representing the stylistic gamut of jazz in full bloom.

“This extraordinary lineup represents the incredible, unprecedented stylistic depth of jazz music, as well as a broad representation of what we like to refer to as the International Language of Jazz,” said DC JazzFest artistic director Willard Jenkins. “We continue in the grand tradition of presenting a citywide festival – with programming taking place in more than 27 neighborhoods, much of it free of charge, in this diverse offering to our community and the world.”

DC Jazz Festival has added The Wharf as the culminating festival destination in 2018. One of the District’s most historic areas, the Southwest Waterfront is home to the longest continually operating open-air fish market, and with the recent area renaissance, this vibrant riverfront community has become DC’s newest hotspot, transformed into a premier waterfront destination. The Wharf offers a distinct urban experience, with dining, entertainment, retail, artistic layout and four different piers. It is the ideal setting for a fully immersive DC JazzFest festival experience.


Locally Grown DC

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Locally Grown DC Music Photographer Chip Py invites local musicians over each week to grill and groove in his garden. The Yarden.


Dante' Pope Songbyrd Radio Feature

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The Line Hotel, 1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC

Songbyrd Radio features artists through Full Service Radio.Full Service Radio is a community podcast network and internet radio station broadcasting live from a standalone radio studio located inside the lobby of the LINE DC. Full Service Radio features over 30 local hosts and shows with dynamic programming that spans across art and culture, food and drink, and music. The talk radio-style programs include interviews and round tables with local leaders and influencers within the DC community, as well as touring artists, musicians and tastemakers. You can listen to Full Service Radio online, 24/7 at www.FullServiceRadio.org. Content is also available for live stream in each guest room and via headphones and an iPad outside of the radio lounge.

9 Songwriter Series

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Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St SW , Washington, DC

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10? To date, over 60 different artists have participated in "The 9", at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. Follow and Like "The 9" at www.facebook.com/wearethe9 and www.twitter.com/wearethe9.

Liner Notes The Musical

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Count Basie Theater , 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ

Remember the booklet that came with your music vinyl, CD or cassette? Where you could discover influential genres and personal statements of artistic expression? In the age of digital downloads, dynamic performer Paige Hernandez brings liner-notes back – LIVE!

Collide with hip-hop’s past and present when performer/lyricists Paige Hernandez, Baye Harrell and jazz vocalist Akua Allrich join Kris Funn and the The Corner Store Jazz Quintet for a unique multimedia experience.

To date, Liner Notes has had over twenty sold out performances at the Atlas Performing Arts center and at the Kennedy Center.

“Come check out what has to be one of the most dynamic, educational and interactive musical performances, I have ever seen. I will try my hardest to never miss a Liner Notes show”!- J. Saunders