Today, is the first day of June and it also marks the start of the DC Jazz Festival which is scheduled to run June 1 - 13. The jazz festival will feature over 100 musicians at various venues throughout Washington, DC.
The DC Jazz Festival is a highly anticpated annual event and features not only performances by jazz greats but by local musicians and students. Events will be held at Bohemian Caverns, Carter Barron, Listner Auditorium (on the campus of George Washington University) as well as other locations.
Since I'm all about free and low-cost things to do in DC, I scoured their website for FREE jazz festival events. On June 5 and 6, there will be Jazz 'n Families Fun Day at The Phillips Collection a celebration of music and art, for more information click here. On Saturday, June 12 at 3:30pm, there will be a matinee performance featuring the Claudio Roditi Quartet (Brazil) & the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band. Tickets are available at Lisner's Box Office and through Ticketmaster. While the event is listed as free, there's a $3.00 Ticketmaster convenience charge + $1.00 ticket fee per ticket, which really isn't bad for a concert. For tickets, click here.
To learn more about this event, visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org/. You can also follow them on twitter: www.twitter.com/dcjazzfest.