We have a lot of readers in the DC area, so I thought I would flag a particularly good line-up at the annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival on Saturday. As always, the Jazz Festival is free, and with lovely weather expected for Saturday the event should be a real treat. The location is Gateway Park, the park across the Key Bridge from Georgetown that is just two blocks from the Rossyln Metro station (at N. Lynn Street and Lee Highway). Here’s the line-up, with blurbs from the festival’s promotional materials:
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Afro Bop Alliance – ’08 Latin Grammy winning Latin Jazz
2:30 – 3:40 p.m. Jason Moran & the Bandwagon – Triple Downbeat ‘Rising Star’ winner
4:05 – 5:15 p.m. The Bad Plus – Explosive indie-rock & Jazz fusion band
5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Tierney Sutton Band — 2-time Grammy nominated vocalist & ensemble
Great stuff: I’m particularly excited to hear Jason Moran again. I have a few Bad Plus CDs that I’ve enjoyed, and I’ve heard the musicians in the group individually; I look forward to hearing them live as a group. On the other hand, if you’re a jazz neophyte, the most accessible music will be Tierney Sutton; the Afro-Bop Alliance should be pretty accessible, too.