Duke Ellington Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesWashington, D.C.
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Washington, D.C. USA
Festival Contact Information

Festivals DC, Ltd.
Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
2604 Mozart Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA
Phone: (01) 202 232-3611
Fax: (01) 202 232-1313
Email: info@dejazzfest.org

Festival Description

The annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival honors Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday and his remarkable contribution to jazz and 20th century music. The Festival program includes an all day FREE “Jazz on the Mall” featuring Dizzie’s Grammy Award-winning United Nation Orchestra with Paquito D’Rivera and the United Nation Orchestra, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Orchestra, which will highlight Gillespie’s international impact. The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival offers more than 50 performances at concert venues and clubs throughout Washington, D.C.

Festival Dates June 1 - 13, 2010
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