DC Jazz Festival takes over 20 district neighbourhoods with 15th anniversary celebration


DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is the only city-wide jazz festival in the mid-Atlantic region with performances in over 20 neighbourhoods across all four quadrants of the city, showing off the real DC to visitors and residents alike. The 2019 DC Jazz Fest presented by Events DC offers an exceptional mix of universally-renowned masters and emerging artists from across the jazz spectrum and beyond, 100+ bands, 300 artists, 40+ venues, 20 neighbourhoods, from June 7-16.

Destination DC is working with district hotels to offer DC Jazz Fest festival-goers exciting packages, deals, discounts and more. Featured hotels include Washington Marriott/Renaissance Hotels, Rosewood Suites, Washington Hilton, Holiday Inn Central-White House, Capitol Skyline, The Madison and more.

Artists have already been announced for the festival’s final weekend at The Wharf – including two ticketed shows at The Anthem plus outdoor performances on three stages. They include: Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Snarky Puppy, Joshua Redman Quartet, Michael Franks, Stefon Harris & Blackout, 14-year old Joey Alexander. Terri Lyne Carrington, Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, the 2018 DCJazzPrix winning band Cornerstore, Ralph Peterson & GenNext Big Band celebrating the Art Blakey Centennial, a host of international artists on the International Jazz Stage and much more.

“DC JazzFest draws over 110,000 music lovers from around the world to celebrate all things jazz in June,” said DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter. “Each year, the out-of-town festival-goers grow and we anticipate that trend to continue. We are pleased that Washington Marriott/Renaissance Hotels, Holiday Inn Washington, DC-Central/White House and Rosewood Washington DC will help our artists and festival-goers make the most out of their visit.”

There’s much more to the DC JazzFest presented by Events DC than The Wharf, which has quickly become a true city hotspot. DC JazzFest presents renowned artists in settings throughout the capital city.