DC Jazz Festival Announces Jazz at The Hamilton Live Concert Series Co-Presented by The Washington Post  

Ten Nights of Dazzling Jazz Performances June 5-15  

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 — The 2013 DC Jazz Festival’s (DCJF) primary venue, The Hamilton Live, will again host Jazz at The Hamilton Live featuring 10 nights of exciting, diverse performances from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists June 5-15. Co-presented by The Washington Post, Jazz at The Hamilton Live is part of the ninth annual DCJF, which will take place June 5-16.

Jazz at the Hamilton Live celebrates some of the greatest names in jazz, as well as many promising future stars,” said Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post. “The Washington Post is proud to co-present the diverse concert series that promises to entertain music-savvy audiences across the nation’s capital during the 2013 DC Jazz Festival.”

Kicking off the series on June 5 is legendary drummer and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master Roy Haynes with his Fountain of Youth Band. At the concert, Haynes will be honored with the 2013 DCJF Lifetime Achievement Award. Other headliners include celebrated artists Ron Carter and his Golden Striker Trio, Nicholas Payton XXX, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Terri Lyne Carrington, the Roy Hargrove Quintet, the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Cyrus Chestnut’s Berklee Jazz Sextet, the Brass-A-Holics Go Go Brass Funk Band, and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet in a tribute to their late father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, who was the first artist honored by the DCJF in its debut year, 2005.

For the first time, The Hamilton Live is presenting a DCJF All Show Pass for general admission seating at all ten performances. The package offers $70 in savings and includes a personalized, official DCJF 2013 Pass and a special invitation to the DCJF opening VIP gala, among other benefits.

“The Hamilton Live is proud to once again host 10 nights of vibrant, spirited jazz in Washington, D.C. in early June,” said Tom Meyer, president of the Clyde's Restaurant Group. “As the main venue of the ninth annual DC Jazz Festival, we look forward to welcoming such renowned musicians as Roy Haynes, Ron Carter, Terri Lyne Carrington and Roy Hargrove to our stage.”

Jazz at the Hamilton Live Schedule: (The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St., NW, 202-787-1000)

June 5             Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band                                            7:30 PM

June 6             Nicholas Payton XXX                                                                       7:30 PM

June 7             Stefon Harris & Blackout                                                                 8:30 PM 

June 8              Terri Lyne Carrington's Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue       8:30 PM

June 9             The Roy Hargrove Quintet                                                              7:30 PM

June 11           The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band                                          7:30 PM

June 12           Cyrus Chestnut’s Berklee Jazz Sextet                                          7:30 PM

June 13           The Ron Carter Golden Striker Trio                                              7:30 PM

June 14           The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Tribute to Dave Brubeck          8:30 PM

June 15           The Brass-A-Holics Go Go Brass Funk Band                              8:30 PM

Purchase tickets for all events at www.dcjazzfest.org/jazz-at-the-hamilton-live . ($25 - $45)

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the official hotel sponsor of the 2013 DCJF. For travel discount information, visit www.dcjazzfest.org/hotel-and-travel.

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About the DC Jazz Festival: With more than 125 performances in nearly 60 venues, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DCJF has experienced spectacular year-by-year growth, and is set to celebrate its landmark 10th anniversary in 2014. As the fastest-growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DCJF celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The DCJF also presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The DCJF's mission is to promote music, particularly jazz, education programs and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. The 2013 DC Jazz Festival will take place June 5-16. For more information about the DC Jazz Festival and upcoming programs, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.

The DC Jazz Festival(r) is a section 501 (c)(3) non-profit service organization. The DC Jazz Festival is sponsored in part with major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the NEA Foundation, the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

About The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com): The Washington Post, the leading source for breaking local, national and international news and analysis, is committed to supporting the arts and education in the Washington, DC-area community. The Post recognizes organizations with programs that promote growth and achievement in these areas and extends its support in a variety of ways, including: partnering with more than 15 organizations annually, recognizing top local educators through The Washington Post Educational Foundation, awarding grants through The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, by hosting seminars and workshops for aspiring journalists through the Young Journalists Development Program and more.

Proud major sponsors of the DC Jazz Festival, to date, include: Events DC; The Washington Post and KidsPost; ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8; Patton Boggs, LLP; Sage Communications; Hamilton Live and Clyde’s Restaurant Group; Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the official hotel of the DC Jazz Festival; Pepsi; Bacardi USA; Destination DC; National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; TGI Fridays; the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; LCG Systems; the Washington City Paper; Linda and Michael Sonnenreich; The Mayo Charitable Foundation; the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation; WAMU; Washington Kastles; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; WHUR; The Georgetowner; WPFW; DownBeat; Telemundo DC and holaciudad.com; Washington Parent; Washington Informer; Modern Luxury; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; CrossCurrents Foundation; Amtrak; WMATA; the NEA Foundation; and Hipnotic Records.