DC Jazz Festival kicks off summer

As a kickoff to summer, the DC Jazz Festival offers music lovers every opportunity to come together. The festival, which began in 2004 — in part to highlight the enduring legacy of jazz titan and D.C. native Duke Ellington — features multiple performers in multiple venues across the city June 5-16. Early May through early July is prime time for jazz festivals around the country, says executive producer Charlie Fishman. Although he calls jazz America’s music, he says the festival “shows the range and influence and impact of the music all across the globe.”

As a kickoff to summer, the DC Jazz Festival offers music lovers every opportunity to come together. The festival, which began in 2004 — in part to highlight the enduring legacy of jazz titan and D.C. native <a data-xslt='_http' href='http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/duke-ellingtons-washington/2012/01/20/gIQA2jr9mQ_story.html'>Duke Ellington</a> — features multiple performers in multiple venues across the city June 5-16. Early May through early July is prime time for jazz festivals around the country, says executive producer Charlie Fishman. Although he calls jazz America’s music, he says the festival “shows the range and influence and impact of the music all across the globe.”
Published on June 7, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
 
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