By Culturekiosque Staff
WASHINGTON, DC, 23 MAY 2012 The 2012 DC Jazz Festivals (DCJF)
main venue, The Hamilton, will host Jazz at the Hamilton presented by
The Washington Post 1-10 June. The series will feature 10
nights of performances from locally and nationally celebrated
artists, as well a Jazz Gospel Brunch each Sunday.
Performances include Randy Westons African
Rhythms Trio; Monty Alexanders reggae and jazz Harlem-Kingston
Express; Roy Hargrove and Jimmy Heath Quintets; New Orleans sensation The
Brass-A-Holics, with guest artists, celebrating the life and legacy of
Chuck Brown; master guitarist John
Scofield; vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Puerto Ricos David Sanchez Quintet
and Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround; Les Nubians; Antonio Hart Organ Trio;
and Cyrus Chestnut Trio. Also featuring "Rising Stars" Jonathan Batiste,
Ben Williams and Trinidad and Tobagos Etienne Charles & Kaiso, as
well as D.C.s own Marshall Keys Group and vocalist Akua Allrich.
In addition to the evening shows, The Hamilton will present a Jazz
Gospel Brunch each Sunday, with breakfast classics and Southern dishes
accompanied by a jazz performance. Vocalist Lori Williams of the
Washington-based jazz ensemble Lori Williams & Friends will perform on
Sunday, 3 June, and the Washington Performing Arts Societys (WPAS) Men
and Women of the Choir will treat guests on Sunday, 10 June 2012.
Jazz at the
Tickets ($20 - $43.50)
1 June: Randy Weston Trio with
show opener Akua Allrich, 8:30 p.m.
2 June: Les Nubians, 8:00 p.m.
& 10:30 p.m.
3 June: Lori Williams, 10:00
a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
3 June: David
Sanchez / Charlie Sepulveda 7:30 p.m.
4 June: Ben Williams &
Sound Effect / Jonathan Batiste, 7:30 p.m.
5 June: Antonio Hart Organ
Trio / Jimmy Heath Quintet, 7:30 p.m.
6 June: Roy Hargrove Quintet /
Marshall Keys Group, 7:30 p.m.
7 June: Cyrus Chestnut Trio /
Roberta Gambarini, 7:30 p.m.
8 June: The Brass-A-Holics:
"New Orleans Celebrates Chuck Brown", 8:00 p.m.
9 June: Monty Alexander /
Etienne Charles & Kaiso, 8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
10 June: WPAS Men and Women of
the Gospel Choir, 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
10 June: John Scofield Trio,
Purchase tickets for all
Jazz at the Hamilton events here.
photo: Les Nubians
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