Jazz festivals are often a one-night event, and the state of jazz today forces event organizers to squeeze world-class musicians into the same night with young lions and jazz masters. Multi-night, multi-venue festivals seem to be a wiser approach, allowing patrons to choose what shows to attend and allowing them to explore different venues. The D.C. jazz festival features over 20 different performers/performances between June 21st and June 29th at over fifteen different venues around D.C., ranging from small, intimate performances to large, stately, outdoor venues.
Some artists I am especially excited to see include Roy Hargrove, Marc Cary Fusion Trio, Gregory Porter, Paquito D’Rivera, and Jon Irabagon. These musicians are all world class, and shows range from being totally free to costing about $35. It’s rare to see such talent assembled over as many nights as this jazz festival.
D.C. Native Pianist, Marc Carey (photo credit: jazzchill.blogspot.com)
Our Inn wants to extend a special invitation to jazz musicians across the country by providing a $30 discount for up to 2-nights on a room in our DC Bed and Breakfast to jazz musicians in town for the festival. Our accommodation wants to support the arts in any capacity possible. We hope some of you choose to join us during the event!
Marcos, Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, DC Bed and Breakfast