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By Culturekiosque Staff

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 MAY 2012 — The 2012 DC Jazz Festival’s (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 Weston’s African Rhythms Trio; Monty Alexander’s 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 Rico’s 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 Tobago’s 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 Society’s (WPAS) Men and Women of the Choir will treat guests on Sunday, 10 June  2012.

Jazz at the Hamilton Schedule – 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, 7:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets for all Jazz at the Hamilton events here.

Headline photo: Les Nubians

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