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Blues Alley's Celebration of Jazz in our Nation's Capital


April 12-16     Stanley Jordan (Also VIP Meet and Greet on April 14,  Wine Tasting on April 15)


April 15          Stanley Jordan: “Guitar Master Class” @ 12 noon
    (Part of the Guitar Symposium)


April 17          Julia Danielle (Past Ella Fitzgerald Winner)


April 18          Erik Leuthäuser Trio (Past Ella Fitzgerald Winner)


April 19          Darden Purcell - Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble


April 20-23     Jane Monheit  (Also VIP Meet and Greet on April 20,  Wine Tasting on April 21)


April 22          2023 Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition Day @ 11 am

  •  Convocation and Introductions

  • Opening Remarks

  • Opening Ceremony and “Ella Fitzgerald as International Jazz Ambassador”

  • “The Role of the Vocalist in a Big Band” (Darden Purcell)

  • “Ella and Ellington” (Jane Monheit)

  • “Teaching Jazz Vocals at the Academic Institution Level” (Peter Eldridge)

  • 7:00 pm = Competition Announcement and Evening Performance (separate ticketed event)


April 23          “DCJazz” Book Talk/Sale with Blair Ruble and Maurice Jackson @ 2 PM at the Georgetown Library


April 24          The GW Jazz Orchestra / Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble


April 25          Ben Patterson Jazz Orchestra


April 26          Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra featuring Charles McPherson


April 27-28     Charles McPherson

April 28-30     Big Band Jam @ Georgetown Waterfront Park at 31st Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW 

April 28

11:00 am = Bullis School (Potomac, MD)

12:00 pm = Richard Montgomery High School (Rockville, MD)

1:00 pm =  Wilde Lake High School (Columbia, MD)

2:00 pm = Rockville High School (Rockville, MD)

3:00 pm = Seneca Valley High School (Germantown, MD)

4:00 pm = Albert Einstein High School (Kensington, MD)


April 29

11:00 am = George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

12:00 pm = Montgomery College

1:00 pm = American University (Washington, DC)

2:00 pm = George Washington University (Washington, DC)

3:00 pm = NOVA Nighthawks

4:00 pm = Bob Gibson Big Band


April 30

11:00 am = Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC)

12:00 pm = Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (Washington, DC)

1:00 pm = MCPS Faculty Big Band

2:00 pm = Herm Hopkins Big Band

3:00 pm = Capital Lab Band

4:00 pm = US Navy Commodores w/ Jon Faddis

April 29-30     Jon Faddis (Also VIP Meet and Greet on April 29)



Schedule Subject to change without notice

All Events to take place at Blues Alley, except where noted


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