The Chuck Brown Band (Courtesy of
The Chuck Brown Band (Courtesy of

The DC Jazz Festival has announced the roster of performers for its 16th annual JazzFest, which will be streamed live this month from D.C.

The festival, which runs from Sept. 24-28 and will be presented for the first time on a global stage, features some of the biggest names in jazz while showcasing international superstars alongside exciting, homegrown talent.

“DC JazzFest is proud to bring world-class jazz performances to the global stage in our 16th edition,” said DC Jazz Festival Executive Director Sunny Sumter. “Celebrating the real D.C., performances will stream from neighborhoods across the city.”

Audience members can watch any of the festival performances for free on the EventsDC website or at

This year’s lineup includes:

– Danilo Perez
– Marc Cary
– Matthew Whitaker
– Allyn Johnson and Sonic Sanctuary
– Frédéric Yonnet
– The String Queens
– Ben Williams
– Christie Dashiell
– Nasar Abadey Trio
– Jack Kilby & The Front Line
– Baby Rose
– Cecily
– The Chuck Brown Band
– Blacks’ Myths Giveton Gelin
– Allison Au
– Heidi Martin
– Herb Scott

As part of the festival, on Sunday, Sept. 27, the DCJazzPrix Finals, an annual competition that recognizes and supports jazz bands from around the world, will be featured.

The five finalists:
– Camilla George
– DreamRoot
– EJB Quartet
– Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen
– Mike Casey

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