Jazz Up the Weekend With DC JazzFest

JazzFest Swings Through the District Aug. 31 - Sept. 4

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2019 DC Jazzfest culminates at the Wharf. Photo courtesy DC Jazzfest

Why not Jazz it up this weekend? The 2022 DC JazzFest is on from August 31-September 4.

As the largest and most diverse music festival in the nation’s capital, DC JazzFest reaches more than 100,000 visitors of all ages each Labor Day Weekend with performances in neighborhoods citywide at The District Wharf, Arena Stage, Union Stage, The Howard Theatre, Takoma Station, the Kreeger Museum, Eaton DC, Busboys and Poets Anacostia, and other area clubs and restaurants.

This year’s line up features Lena Seikaly, Christian McBride, Ron Carter, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves & Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band, Matthew Shipp, the Amy Shook 4tet, Butcher Brown and Aaron Myers as well as performances on stage at the Wharf Saturday and Sunday. Get your tickets now.

With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC JazzFest is one of the largest music festivals in the country.

Aaron Myers II with Herb Scott.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DC Jazz Festival celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The DCJF also presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

The mission of the DC Jazz Festival is to present internationally renowned and emerging artists in celebration of jazz, unify diverse communities and enable connections between artists and audiences, advance jazz and music education, provide performance opportunities for DC-based musicians, and highlight DC as a major and vibrant center for jazz.

For more information about the DCJF and its activities, visit dcjazzfest.org.