36th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival

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Memorial Day Jazz Fest
  • May 27, 2013 - May 27, 2013
  • Times: 1-6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free!
  • Location: Waterfront Park, Between Prince and King streets
  • Phone: 703-746-3301
  • Calendar Type: Main

American music played by jazz ensembles and orchestras performing in a variety of jazz styles. Lineup: 1 p.m. - The Commodores | The Commodores are a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D. C., and features 18 of the Navy's top jazz and "big band" musicians. 2 p.m. - Al Williams | Al is an Alexandria favorite and 4-time WAMMIE Award winner, including Best Jazz Instrumentalist. Al has appeared at many jazz festivals around the world. 3 p.m. - Daniel Ori | Daniel is a prominent young voice in the New York contemporary Jazz scene, and has performed worldwide in venues and festivals. Daniel's music has been described as fresh, communicative, lyrical and rhythmic modern jazz with Middle Eastern, Latin and African influences. 4 p.m. - Emy Tseng |Emy sings with some of DC's best jazz and Brazilian musicians and performs throughout the DC area and is noted for her Brazilian sound and feel. 5 p.m. - Bob Gibson Big Band | The Bob Gibson Big Band, composed of various area musicians, including members of Armed Forces Service ensembles, performs a variety of swing and big band pieces in the 40's style that may just make the audience get up and dance. Waterfront Park features grass seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food, such as barbeque, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones and funnel cake are available for purchase, but everyone is welcome to pack a picnic lunch or dinner. Grilling and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Please be mindful of your neighbors and refrain from smoking at this event, and pets should be left at home. Visitors are encouraged to take the Metro Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station in Old Town and take the King Street Trolley, take DASH or Metro buses, or park in one of the convenient parking garages or lots.

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