Washington DC is surely one of the places that every traveler must explore at least once in a lifetime. Even though the city is famous for its political prominence and various neo-classical monuments, DC also has a happening and wild side. The nightlife in Washington City is quite famous these days, and this is a boon, especially for all the nocturnal people out there.
One of the interesting things that you can do in DC is attending the jazz festival. This is one of the greatest art forms in the United States that is showcased during summer every year, from June 8 to 17. The music that is played here is sure to spice up all your senses.
Usually, music is known to have the healing power; jazz music is the epitome of it. Below are some of the reasons why must consider attending the DC jazz music festival during your Washington DC tour.
Enjoy the Deep Jazz Legacy
The DC jazz festival is famous for their legacy as many of great musicians who are now rocking the world are born here. One of the celebrated names is the famous jazz musician Duke Ellington. Because of the continuous jazz performances streaming in the walkway by famous American African musicians, the famous U Street corridor was once branded as ‘Black Broadway’. The listeners are sure to be amazed with the enchanting music and the rich culture showcased here.
Tons of Performances
As per the DC jazz festival schedule, you can enjoy more than 130 performances that are conducted across 40 venues in the capital city. The bands and artists who are performing in this music festival include both well established and budding artists. You can see approximately 90 bands and around 300 artists who swag their moves on the stages.
One of the venues that feature the DC jazz festival is the royal Sixth and I Synagogue. Apart from admiring the astounding architecture during your Washington DC tour, you can also see many artists who were nominated for the famous Grammy awards here.
The Lineup of Talented Entities
You can see a wide range of talented artists from all around the globe performing on the stage during the jazz festival. Some of the leading jazz artists and groups that are set to mesmerize the spectators with their unforgettable music this year are Pat Metheny, The Kenny Garrett Quintet, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Roy Haynes, Robert Glasper Experiment, Jacob Collier, and Ron Carter.
Apart from that, you can also enjoy the ‘Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days’ even, that will be showcased in ‘The Philips Collection’, the first museum that is dedicated to modern art in the country.