A Day of Jazz in Washington DC

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Jack Morton Auditorium/GWU

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805 21st St NW

Washington, DC 20052

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The Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation (the Foundation) working in partnership with: United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Thelonious Month Jazz Institute, Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, 4imprint and the Charleston Jazz Club will present A Day of Jazz in Washington, DC, Monday, April 29, 2019.This public arts initiative is being provided to the City of Washington in support of the 17th Annual National Jazz Appreciation Month (NJAM) and UNESCO’s International Jazz Day.

The Pearson Legacy Foundation organized A Day of Jazz to help the world prepare for the 8th annual IJD which takes place on Tuesday, April 30th.

The continued objective of all the Foundation’s programming for IJD is to help the world celebrate the endearing virtues of Jazz Music as an “educational tool, force for peace, instrument for intercultural dialogue and global cooperation.”

The late Skipp Pearson message was simply but profound…” through Jazz music all things are possible”. Ambassador Pearson personal motto: In Jazz Music We Trust!!!

A Day of Jazz in Washington, DC Updated Schedule:

Monday, April 29th 10 AM

Opening Event: Storytime Jazz Hour

Description: The Children of DC, Pre-K4 through 3rd grade, will have an opportunity to meet the Foundation original storybook character: Bix Sydney Harper. Through a sixty (60) minutes multi-media presentation students will be engaged and learn how six-year-old Bix comes to discover Jazz music.

House Band: Dr. John R. Lampkin on Trumpet, Shannon Pinkney on Keys, Jonathan Lovett on Bass, Edwin G Hamilton on Drums along with other special guest artists.

Presentation Site: George Washington University/Jack Morton Auditorium,

805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Monday, April 29th 11:30 AM

SPECIAL Film Presentation: The Jazz Ambassadors by Director: Hugo Berkeley

Description: The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and their mixed-race band members, faced a painful dilemma: how could they represent a country that still practiced Jim Crow segregation?

Guest Commentator and Lecturer: Karl Ackermann, a New York City based contributor to

All About Jazz, the digital magazine for Jazz music.

Comments: Take a moment to explore All About Jazz’s archive of nearly 50,000 jazz articles! Through membership AAJ delivers daily materials on jazz music from around the world as well as interviews with artists from around the globe.

Presentation Site: George Washington University/Jack Morton University

805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Monday, April 29th 1 PM

Activity: Jazztime Lunch Hour

Description: Come hear a group of young lions of Jazz roar. Box lunches are available when you make a donation on-line here.

Note: Must be a current Federal Employees to receive a complimentary lunch. Employment badge required. SOLD OUT! Attending audience members who are not employees of the Federal Government may purchase lunch in -advance for $20.

Artists: Young Lions and Lioness to be announced.

Presentation Site: George Washington University/Jack Morton University

805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

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Monday, April 29th 3:30 PM

Activity: Door Open at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Site Address: 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Monday, April 29th 4 PM

Activity: Snack Box Jazz Hour

Note: (Must be a current Federal employee) SOLD OUT

Description: Come and hear a group of High School Jazz players as they play a set of classic Swing Music.

Artists: TBA

Presentation Site: Capitol Hill Art Workshop

545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003


Monday, April 29th 6 PM

Activity: Meet a Maker of Jazz Music

Description: Come meet a Jazz Master and the executive director of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, Herb Scott as he discusses the Art of Jazz music in the digital age with host Karl Ackermann.

Presentation Site: Capitol Hill Art Workshop, 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Monday, April 29th 7PM

Activity: Salute to Willis Conover, legendary host for Voice of America

Description: Remembering the early and mid-twentieth century of classic Swing Music as presented on Voice of America.

House Band: Dr. John R. Lamkin, II on Trumpet, Shannon Pinkney on Keys, Jonathan Lovett on Bass, Edwin G Hamilton on Drums along with other special guest artists.

Featured Guest Vocalist: Eartha Shivers Lamkin

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Please note that while the Legacy Foundation is providing these events free of

ticket admission we ask that all members of the public make a minimum monetary

contribution of $20 per person in support of this project. Additional contribution of any size are welcomed. Please follow the link: https://2rctfmf.eventbrite.com

If you require additional or to talk with a human being, please call 803.400.1879.

We look forward to seeing you at many activities and events as you can make.

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805 21st St NW

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