Mr. Rogers provides these jazz ideas for your consideration:
- The Potomac River Jazz Club (http://prjc.org): a nonprofit society whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz. On our Web site you’ll find information about trad jazz happenings in the Washington-Baltimore area, about our organization, about our affiliated jazz bands, about jazz history, and about many other items of interest to jazz fans.
- The DC Jazz Festival (http://www.dcjazzfest.org/): With more than 100 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, D.C. and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. The Festival presents year-round music education programs and concerts for DC students and residents by local, national and internationally-known talent at venues across D.C., promotes music integration in school curricula, and supports outreach to expand and diversify the audience of jazz enthusiasts. You’ll find info there about this next group, who is playing DC in June.
- Brass-A-Holics (http://www.brass-a-holics.com/main.html): In the year 2010, a brand new sound was born. The Brass-A-Holics Band and the Go-go Brass Funk genre joined the ranks of the time honored traditions, culture and music that have come out of the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Capital Bop (http://www.capitalbop.com/): CapitalBop is a website dedicated to promoting Washington, D.C.’s vibrant, varied and surprisingly under-appreciated jazz scene. This site is designed to help everyone from novices to hardcore bopheads find live music that will fit their preferences on any given night.
- DC Jazz (http://www.dcjazz.com/): another site you can use to keep up with the DC Jazz scene. (See dcjazzfest.org )