It's that time of the year again and I'm so excited, I can barely contain myself. This Friday, kicks off the start of the 11th Annual season of Jazz in the Garden hosted by the National Gallery of Art.
This weekly event will begin May 27 and run through September 9, and last from 5:00 - 8:30PM each and every Friday throughout the summer. It's the perfect time to grab a date or even find a group of friends. Pack your picnic basket, bring a blanket and enjoy an evening in the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Gardens. If you'd prefer, you can purchase food and alcohol (wine and sangria) there. My advice is to get there early so you can get a seat in the shade with a view of the performance. And if you didn't know this event is FREE!!!
For more information, http://www.nga.gov/programs/jazz/
For a complete listing of upcoming performances, see below.
Origem (Brazilian jazz)
DC Jazz Festival presents Mark Prince (progressive jazz)
Deanna Bogart ("blusion," blues fusion)
John Lee (guitar fusion jazz/rock)
Sheila Ross (jazz vocalist)
Rumba Club (Latin jazz/salsa)
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (vocal ensemble)
Con Candela (Cuban jazz)
Elikeh (Afro-funk from Togo)
Incendio (acoustic Latin guitar world fusion jazz)
Alan Wonneberger and Company (double drummers)
Chuck Redd (jazz vibraphonist)
Alex Brown (jazz pianist)
Bill Burke (8-string tap-style guitarist) and Bruce Ewan (blues band)
Bruno Nasta (jazz violinist) and The U.S. Naval Academy Band—The Next Wave (jazz ensemble)
The Greg Hatza ORGANization (Hammond B-3 organ)