Artist Showcase

Terence Blanchard


10:00 PMTerence BlanchardSession #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
6:30 PMInterview: Terence BlanchardInterviewBilly Taylor Room

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December 17th, 2015


Hello Jazz Listeners,

The 2016 edition of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is going to be one of the best yet.  You are sure to experience what it feels like to hear musicians live that receive their inspiration from the “SOURCE”.  The great Art Blakey once said that the music comes from a higher power, to the musician and directly to you.  It’s authentically what the musician is experiencing, expressed through their voice or instrument.  This year you can hear and see the likes of 5-time Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard or Grammy Winners Kurt Elling, or Poncho Sanchez.  In addition, you could enjoy the scatting of internationally renowned vocalist Sharon Clark or Cyrille Aimee celebrating her new release on Mack Ave. records.  Also, you can remember how Cannonball Adderley did it through the sounds of Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band.  And, new this year is the Crooner’s Caucus, featuring three of world’s finest male vocalist, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day Weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Band & Combo Competition

The MAJF High School Jazz Band and Combo Competition will include 12 high school jazz bands that are from schools located in the Mid-Atlantic states, including North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, D.C., West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Click here to learn more.

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