Enjoy the sounds of the Capitol Hill Jazz Ensemble brought to you by the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation –live in Gessford Court SE from 2 to 3 pm on Saturday, May 8.
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) is pleased to announce this recent addition of performance art – a bonus to the Artists at Home event.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the location, Gessford Court SE runs from 11th to 12th Street between Independence Avenue and C Street SE. This historic alley was featured in previous CHRS walking tours.
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation’s mission is to make full use of jazz as a strategic tool of economic development in Washington, DC. Through action in performance, education, and advocacy, CHJF seeks to improve the viability of jazz livelihoods and performance venues, revitalize the appreciation for the genre by fortifying jazz education, advocate for the economic and cultural development of the community in the Wilson Building and in the Halls of Congress, and assist established performers maintain the tools of their trade and a sustainable standard of living.
CHJF envisions a city in which dedicated professional jazz performers/educators earn a living; students learn of Washington’s jazz history and enjoy a breadth of opportunities to perform; and jazz maintains and enlarges its place as an integral part of Washington’s cultural scene.