The DC JazzFest returns this weekend in digital form

In a normal year, the DC Jazz Festival hosts hundreds of talented artists in performances at venues around the District for over a week in June. The pandemic prevented the festival from taking place as usual this year, but its organizers have put together a five-day virtual version that will begin on Thursday and run […]

Save D.C. Venues: The Music Venue Relief Act

Join our coalition of musicians, organizers and advocates calling on the city to step in before we lose more beloved venues. —> TAKE ACTION NOW <— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2020 Contact: Chris Naoum; Aaron L. Myers II WASHINGTON, DC — A coalition of DC musicians and music advocates launched a grassroots campaign this […]

Twins Jazz, a U Street institution, closes permanently

Twins Jazz, a vibrant supper club that has served for two decades as a cornerstone of the U Street scene, will permanently close, its owners announced Thursday in a statement posted to its website.  Twins is the latest in a string of establishments felled by the coronavirus pandemic, which since March has left music venues […]

D.C. jazz musicians march against homophobia in the community

Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed convened a demonstration earlier this month in support of D.C.’s LGBTQ+ musicians, responding to the ongoing trend of homophobic speech within the community. Below are some photos from the march, which took place downtown on July 2, as well as accounts by Balbed and two other musicians, vocalist Aaron L. Myers […]
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