JUNE 21-29

Online Festival & Fundraiser Featuring Jazz Masters & Emerging Talents Alike,
Offered Free of Charge to Music Fans Worldwide During This Challenging Time


Washington, DC – June 12, 2020 – DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) announces an exceptional, fully-virtual schedule of artists performing live from their homes in an online festival & fundraiser running June 21-29, 2020. DCJazzFest From Home presented by Live From Our Living Rooms offers nine consecutive days of in-home performances and music-based humanities presentations by master-level and emerging jazz artists – DC-based and beyond – to raise relief funds for DC-area musicians who have lost their primary source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with Live From Our Living Rooms (LFOLR), this DCJazzFest From Home series (LFOLR-DC) will feature DeeDee Bridgewater, Regina Carter, John Clayton and more.

In line with social distancing practices, all performances and presentations will include soloists and small groups residing under the same roof to prevent the spread of the virus. Donations from the LFOLR-DC series audiences will provide relief to DC area musicians who have applied for financial aid during these difficult times; applications are still open to all eligible DC area artists. Artist applications to the LFOLR-DC relief fund will be reviewed by a panel process put together by DCJF, and $1,000 allocations will be administered based on need. Tax-deductible donations will be collected through a GoFundMe campaign and managed by DC Jazz Festival, a trusted non-profit organization.

The schedule for DCJazzFest From Home presented by Live From Our Living Rooms is as follows:

Sunday, June 21
3:00PM – “Meet the Artist” Interview: NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater (voice)
7:00PM – Performance: Marshall Keys (saxophone)
8:30PM – Performance: Helen Sung (piano)

Monday, June 22
3:00PM – “Meet the Artist” Interview: Sarah Hughes (saxophone)
7:00PM – Performance: Akua Dixon (cello)
8:30PM – Performance: Regina Carter & Alvester Garnett (violin & drums)

Tuesday, June 23
3:00PM – Masterclass: Dave Douglas (trumpet)
7:00PM – Performance: Emmet Cohen (piano)
8:30PM – Performance: Orrin Evans (piano)

Wednesday, June 24
7:00PM – Performance: Randy Brecker & Ada Rovatti (trumpet & saxophone)
8:30PM – Performance: Jane Bunnett (saxophone & flute)

Thursday, June 25
11:00AM – DC JazzBops!: Heidi Martin (voice)
7:00PM – Performance: Chelsey Green (violin)
8:30PM – Performance: Aaron Myers (voice/piano)

Friday, June 26
3:00PM – Interview: Marcus Strickland (saxophone)
7:00PM – Performance: Elijah Balbed (saxophone)
8:30 PM – Performance: Marcus Strickland

Saturday, June 27
3:00PM – Interview: Warren Wolf (vibraphone +)
7:00PM – Performance: Kameleon Beats Trio (Latin jazz)
8:30PM – Performance: Warren Wolf

Sunday, June 28
3:00PM – Interview: Tarus Mateen (bass)
7:00PM – Performance: Tarus Mateen (w/ Dana Hawkins & Tamika Love Jones)
8:30PM – Performance: Joe Lovano (saxophones) & Judi Silvano (voice)

Monday, June 29
3:00PM – Interview: Reginald Cyntje (trombone)
7:00PM – Performance: Reginald Cyntje
8:30 PM – Performance: John Clayton (bass) & Gerald Clayton (piano)


About DC Jazz Festival:
Since 2005, DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz. DCJF presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, DCJF provides the community with free music education programs that enhance the quality of life of DC public and charter school students while extending our reach into underserved communities. For more information about the 2020 DC JazzFest, including performance dates and ticketing information, please visit: dcjazzfest.org.

About Live From Our Living Rooms:
Organizers Sirintip, Thana Alexa, and Owen Broder created Live From Our Living Rooms in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as performances were cancelled and venues closed indefinitely. Live From Our Living Rooms offers a platform for creative exchange designed to help fill the gap for struggling musicians by providing paid performance and teaching opportunities to professional artists that raise relief funds and brings the joy of music live-streamed from NYC artists’ homes to audiences anywhere in the world.

Media Contacts:
Lydia Liebman, Publicist for Live From Our Living Rooms
lydia@lydialiebmanpromotions.com, 570.730.5297

Heather Mahoney, Publicist for DC Jazz Festival
heather@hautehausagency.com, 240.271.5762

DCJF Contact:
Sunny Sumter, Executive Director
sunny.sumter@dcjazzfest.org, 202.800.8230

Keep up with the DCJF:
Twitter: @dcjazzfest
Facebook: facebook.com/dcjazzfest
Instagram: @dcjazzfest

Keep up with Live From Our Living Rooms:
Facebook: facebook.com/livefromourlivingrooms
Instagram: @livefromourlivingrooms

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