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DC Jazz Festival - June 1-10th, 2012

The D.C. Jazz festival includes over 100 jazz performances in many different venues around Washington D.C.  This festival has been touted as the “the largest music festival in Washington D.C.” and provides jazz programs for all ages. In addition, the Festival highlights the continuing legacy of Duke Ellington and the jazz culture of our Nation’s capital.

Featured performers include:

Laura Sperling

Todd Marcus Jazz Ensemble

Michael Thomas Quintet

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Roberta Gambarini

Dwayne Adell Trio

Listen to Ellington’s “Mendoza”, performed by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra!

Be sure to check out the Jazz Music Library, located in Research Port under Audio Resources, to stream more jazz music.  Learn more about Duke Ellington and explore the jazz collections in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Scores of Duke Ellington compositions

Books about Duke Ellington