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Rosslyn Jazz Festival 2013

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Rosslyn Jazz Festival 2013
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The Rosslyn Jazz Festival is an annual music celebration in Gateway Park just across Key Bridge from Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Rosslyn Renaissance and the Rosslyn BID, and presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs. The festival is broadcast live by jazz station WPFW 89.3 FM. The headliner of the 2013 festival is Grammy-winner percussionist Poncho Sanchez, who will present The Olé Coltrane Project, his interpretation of the classic John Coltrane album.

Date and Time
September 7, 2013, 1 - 7 p.m.

Festival Location
Gateway Park
N. Lynn Street and Lee Highway
Rosslyn, Virginia
(just two blocks from the Rosslyn Blue and Orange Line Metro Station)
Parking is available for $5 at Atlantic Parking Garage, 1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, entrance along N. Moore Street

Rosslyn Events Line: (703) 2-Rosslyn

2013 Performers

  • Kenny Rittenhouse Septet
    1:00 p.m. Leading his own DC-based ensemble for the past 15 years, Rittenhouse is a fixture at local venues such as Blues Alley and Bohemian Caverns.

  • Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens
    2:15 p.m. The Gospel Queens have been performing together since 1999, born of an earlier group led by pianist Cliff Driver, the musical director.

  • The Soul Rebels
    4:00 p.m. The group has performed with The Roots, Bootsy Collins, James Brown and Green Day.

  • Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band
    5:30 p.m. The Grammy-winning percussionist performs with Baritone saxophonist and clarinetist James Carter, the winner of multiple DownBeat Critics and Readers Choice awards.
For more information about the Rosslyn Jazz Festival, visit the Rosslyn, Virginia website.

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