DC Jazz Festival

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About us

With more than 125 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, DC and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. The Festival presents year-round music education programs and concerts for DC students and residents by local, national and internationally-known talent at venues across DC, promotes music integration in school curricula, and supports outreach to expand and diversify the audience of jazz enthusiasts.


The DC Jazz Festival fulfills its mission to:

  • Provide enriching and entertaining jazz programs for the broadest possible demographic - locally, regionally, nationally, and even internationally;
  • Further illuminate the enduring legacy of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats;
  • Provide jazz education programs to serve thousands of DC public and charter school students;
  • Further enhance Washington, DC as a vibrant cultural destination with year-round programming that will establish the DC Jazz Festival among the finest jazz festivals in the world; and
  • Boost economic development and tourism.

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washington, DC, US

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