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2713Duke Ellington Jazz Festival Oct 1-7

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  • Sataria M. Joyner
    Oct 1, 2008
      Just wanted to let you know that the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival starts today.  There is a variety of jazz and jazz artists.  Many big events are free including Jazz on the National Mall.  "Jazz in the Hood" is a good deal because its hosted at smaller venues all over the city.  Mostly bars and restaurants, so they are generally free admission. I'll be hosting many of the U Street Jazz in the Hood events.  So check out the site and see if there's anything of interest to you.
      The 2008 Duke Ellington Jazz Festival (October 1 – 7, 2008)

      The 2008 festival, October 1 - 7, will continue under the artistic direction of multiple Grammy Award recipient and NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera and Executive Producer Charles Fishman.

      It will feature popular, signature events including the all-day extravaganza "Jazz on the National Mall" concert, the popular "Jazz ‘n Families Fun Day," the classic "Celebrating NEA Jazz Masters Concert" at the historic Lincoln Theatre, the "DEJF Educational Series" and, the free "International Jazz Showcase" at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, special performances and programs will be held at the Inter-American Development Bank, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Voice of America, the Atlas Performing Arts Center and THEARC, as well as in clubs throughout the city.

      “...love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.”--Nikki Giovanni