1750 Rockville Pike
Paul Carr hems the 11th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, featuring acts drawn all around the Mid-Atlantic states, from high school and college ensembles to area regulars.
Day Two highlights include:
12 p.m. Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy Orchestra – The festival organizer’s youth orchestra consists of young players, 7th – 12th grade, from around the Beltway region plays traditional big band music a la Ellington, Evans and others.
1:30 p.m. Alex Hamburger – Vocalist and flautist Alex Hamburger performs dreamy, easy-going straight-ahead jazz.
8:30 p.m. Bass Summit feat. Steve Novosel, Rufus Reid and Buster Williams – Every MAJF features a meeting of musical minds in the “Summit” performance, a gathering of colleagues in the same instrument. This year features the veteran, road-worn straight-ahead bassist Buster Williams; Steve Novosel, the great sage and four-string elder of Washington, D.C. jazz; and Rufus Reid, a fellow veteran straight-ahead bassist known for his tenure with Eddie Harris in the early ’70s and Art Farmer in the ’80s.
10 p.m. “GENIUS, GRACE and FIRE” A Tribute to Geri Allen – Regal and powerful drummer Terri Lyne Carrington leads her tribute to the great innovator and pianistic visionary Geri Allen.