The Jazz Festival in Washington DC is a hot ticket event, which gives you an opportunity to immerse in a world of music. The festival is held from June 8 to June 17, and shows are staged in over 40 venues. In the DC Jazz Festival, many concerts are for free, so you need not bother about buying pricey tickets to attend sell-out shows. Below are top five reasons why you should partake in the festival when on private tours Washington DC.
It Calls for Party Time!
The festival will feature an array of leading jazz groups and artists. Two of the solo performers participating in it include Leslie Odom Jr. and Maceo Parker. Besides, many other Jazz bands and artists also stage shows in concert venues across the District. So, check out if any of your favorite musicians or bands features in the event. It is your chance to footloose and dance freely to the tunes, and even party in venues which doubles up as a club.
Enjoy Jazz at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The piano duet featuring pianists namely Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdés, titled “Trance”, will be held at the Kennedy Center on June 15. Since these two pianists were born in different decades, their careers spanned different generations captivating the lovers of Afro-Cuban jazz with piano.
Hear Jazz across the Wharf along Southwest Waterfront
The Jazz Festival in the cultural hub along the DC neighborhood offers you a chance to enjoy the summertime music experience in any of the free outdoor stages, besides food and dancing and having drinks. There are indoor concert venues also, which takes part in the festival, but you can save money by attending a show held anywhere on “The Wharf”.
The Jazz Heritage of DC Has Deep Roots
Washington DC has been hosting the Jazz Festival since mid-2000’s, but the heritage of the art form has deep roots. For instance, it is the birthplace of Duke Ellington, and home to U Street corridor, which was once known as the “Black Broadway” when African American musicians used to host jazz performances here. The District was the epicenter of Jazz movement for several years, so it is fitting DC gets to host the festival during summer.
Make New Friends or Become a Fan of Music
Through the festival, global audiences and Jazz fans alike can fit in like a local and immerse in the cultures and traditions of Washington DC, discovering venues, artists, and neighborhoods all for music. Get in touch with your Washington DC tours guide for a detailed itinerary including the music festival.