* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 2]

February 15, 2020 all-day
Rockville Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike
MD 20852
Free - $225

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.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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