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NEW!!!–The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival begins on Thursday this year, with a pre-festival fundraising event. The MAJF Mardi Gras’ Gala, featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. The opening act for the event is our very own, award winning, Jazz Academy Orchestra. Tickets on sale now.
October 4, 2016– Vendors may now reserve their stations for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Click on the “Info” menu item and then “Be A Vendor”. Stations move fast, sign up early.
October 5, 2016– The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival adds a new stage, The Discovery Stage. Starting next week, our Executive and Artistic Director, Paul Carr, will be accepting submissions for emerging Artists to perform on this stage. Stay tuned for more information.

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October 2nd, 2016

2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Announces Artist Line Up — Renee Marie to Headline Sunday

The MAJF team is please to announce the 2017 line up for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival to be held February 16th through 19th , 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, MD. Over 150 artists will perform. Artist groups appearing on our main stage include Renee Marie, Houston Person, Etiene Charles, Vanessa Rubin, Kathy Kosins, Paul Carr, The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra with guest conductor Delfeayo Marsalis, Russell Malone, Bobby Broom and Paul Bollenback and Steve Turre. A first this year for the MAJF Event and its producer the Jazz Academy of Music, is our pre-festival Mardi Gras fundraiser Gala featuring our own Jazz Academy Youth Orchestra opening for Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. This pre-festival gala offers a New Orleans theme with New Orleans Jazz, New Orleans Cusines and New Orleans Fun. The Mardi Gras Galla will be held on Thursday February 16th, 2017 starting at 6pm at the Hilton. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Jazz Academy Education Programs.

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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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