Mon Apr 27
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Auditorium Bldg. 46-East
Washington, DC 20008
The BIG BAND sound returns to the University of the District of Columbia for the 34th year at the Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival. The powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III) and the University of Maryland (directed by Tim Powell) will cap off Jazz Appreciation Month with a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping good time. Produced by the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the festival began in 1987 as part of a citywide tribute to Duke Ellington, and it remains one of the most anticipated events on Washington, DC's jazz calendar.