Full Performance Schedule Announced For 16th Annual DC JazzFest

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announced the performance schedule for The 16th Annual DC JazzFest. This year's festival will be streamed live from our Nation's Capital from September 24th through 28th as we take our world-class jazz programming to the global stage for the very first time.lThe lineup features some of the biggest names in jazz, showcasing international superstars alongside some exciting, homegrown talent. Audience members can watch any of the 2020 #DCJazzFest performances for free on Gather by EventsDC, at or on Facebook.

"The 2020 DC JazzFest has an extraordinary lineup of emerging and master level artists, ranging from the traditional to the outward boundaries of the art form and its extensions, including international perspectives on jazz. Reacting substantively and vigorously to such amazing times with great artistry is what we're about at DC JazzFest; please join us for what will be a rewarding five days of memorable sounds." - Willard Jenkins, Artistic Director for DC Jazz Festival

As part of the festival we will also be presenting the DCJazzPrix Finals, our annual competition that recognizes and supports jazz bands from around the world - happening Sunday, September 27th. The DCJazzPrix prize is made possible by the generous support of Conrad Kenley and the Galena-Yorktown Foundation. Read more about the five finalists in advance of the competition.

This year's full 2020 DC JazzFest schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 24th

7:00 PM - Ben Williams
8:00 PM - Cecily
9:00 PM - Danilo Pérez Trio with Ben Street & Adam Cruz

Friday, September 25th

7:00 PM - The Chuck Brown Band
8:00 PM - Baby Rose
9:00 PM - Marc Cary

Saturday, September 26th

5:00 PM - ˇFIASCO!
5:30 PM - Heidi Martin
6:00 PM - Heart of the Ghost (Luke Stewart, Jarrett Gilgore & Ian McColm)
7:00 PM - Dado Moroni
8:00 PM - Giveton Gelin Quintet
9:00 PM - Matthew Whitaker Quartet

Sunday, September 27th

3:00-5:00 PM - DCJazzPrix Finals featuring:
Camilla George, DreamRoot, The EJB Quartet, Mike Casey & The Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio
6:30 PM - Jack Kilby & The Front Line
7:00 PM - Allison Au
8:00 PM - Nasar Abadey Trio
8:30 PM - Christie Dashiell
9:00 PM - Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary

Monday, September 28th

7:00 PM - Maimouna Youssef
8:00 PM - Herb Scott
9:00 PM - Frédéric Yonnet and The Band With No Name

For more information about the 2020 DC Jazz Fest, including the full schedule, please stay connected to the DC Jazz Festival at Join us September 24-28 as we celebrate the real DC with jazz lovers from around the world!

Please reach out to the DC Jazz Festival media contact listed below with any press inquiries or requests for information, high-resolution photos or artist biographies.

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