Sunday, May 15, 2016

26th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest Lineup Announced

Glen Davis Andrews Band will perform at the Rosslyn Jazz Fest

From our friends at the Rosslyn Jazz Fest...

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District and Arlington Cultural Affairs is proud to announce the feature performers for the 26th annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest. The festival, which regularly draws around 8,000 music fans, will be held on September 10 in Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA) and is free to attend. This year’s lineup:

1:00 - 2:00 PM - AKUA ALLRICH: A unique jazz vocalist and DC-native with blues and soul musical roots. All About Jazz described her music as “(Flowing) with a free, natural energy as engaging as her equally ingenuous personality.”

2:20 - 3:30 PM - VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ: Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar. He has played concerts and festivals all over the world, including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and Dave Matthews Band Festival. His 2011 release, “The Secret,” features Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks and jazz legend John Scofield.

3:50 - 5:00 PM - GLEN DAVID ANDREWS BAND: The “Crown Prince of Treme” and one of New Orleans’ most charismatic live performers, the jazz trombonist has headlined the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, Chicago Folk and Roots Festival, Houston International Festival and more. Glen hails from a renowned family of musicians, including cousin Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, and was featured in David Simon’s HBO series “Treme.”

5:30 - 7:00 PM - GRUPO FANTASMA: A Grammy award-winning 10-piece ensemble from Austin playing Latin-infused funk, jazz and rock with energetic and danceable rhythms. Grupo Fantasma is praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and served as the backing band for the late musician Prince on multiple occasions, including on the Golden Globes and CBS Super Bowl Bash.

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