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Thursday

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6:00 PMVIP Reception Meet & Greet
Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis, VIP
OtherPre-Gala
7:00 PMJazz Academy of Music Gala
Featuring: Opening Act, Jazz Academy of Music, Paul Carr, Director

The Jazz Academy of Music’s Mardi Gras Gala featured artist will be, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. MAJF will bring this pre-festival event to the ballroom on Thursday, February 16. Doors open at 6:45pm. The evening will include a three-course New Orleans cuisine-styled dinner and a performance by the Jazz Academy Orchestra starting at 7:00pm.  We are bringing the New Orleans Jazz culture right to the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom led by Mr. Marsalis and his orchestra’s own Uptown Grand Marshall.

PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
7:00 PMMardi Gras Gala
  • 6:45pm  Doors Open
  • 7:00pm  Program Begins
  • 7:15pm  The Jazz Academy of Music, Paul Carr, Director
  • 8:00pm  Entry - Individual ticket holders
  • 8:30pm  Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
PerformanceGala
8:00 PMDelfeayo Marsalis
Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra (8pm)
PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage

Friday

4:00 PMTC Williams Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
5:00 PMOPENING CEREMONY: DeAndrey Howard and the Collectors EditionPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
6:00 PMJosh Bayer TrioPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
6:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Workshops and Open Dancing

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Diane Brooks - Curvy Line Dancers
  • Maria Mimms - Burley Johnson - Sharon Johnson - Between The Lines Line Dancers
OtherPotomac
6:00 PMArtist Interview
Featuring: Vanessa Rubin
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
7:00 PMHerb ScottPerformanceMAJF Club
7:00 PMMid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra
Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis, Conductor
Session #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
7:00 PMSherwood High School Jazz BandPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
8:00 PMSwing Shift
Featuring: Paul Curtis
PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
8:00 PMPaul Carr's Discovery Act
Featuring: AMP Trio
PerformanceDiscovery Stage
8:30 PMVanessa Rubin
Featuring: Vanessa Rubin Quartet with special guest, Paul Carr and Allyn Johnson, Peter Dominguez, Alvin Atkinson
Session #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
9:00 PMSwing Shift (2nd Set)PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
9:00 PMInterview of NEA Artist
Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
9:00 PMDavid Cole
Featuring: David Cole and Main Street Blues
PerformanceMAJF Juke Joint
9:00 PMCandice Bostwick
Featuring: Candice Bostwick Quintet, Wayne Wilentz, David Jernigan, James West, Marshall Keys, and Candice Bostwick
PerformanceMAJF Club
10:00 PMAll About the Movies
Featuring: "Born To Be Blue" - Chet Baker

This inventive reimagining of jazzman Chet Baker's life picks up during the late 1960s, when the trumpeter is almost as famous for his addiction as he is for his music. Looking for a career boost, he agrees to take part in a movie about his life.

"Born To Be Blue” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). A handful of expletives, perfectly in tune.

Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
10:00 PMPaul Carr's Discovery Act
Featuring: AMP Trio
PerformanceDiscovery Stage
10:00 PMHouston Person
Featuring: Houston Person, Matthew Parrish, Alan White, Lafayette Harris Jr.
Session #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
12:00 AMMAJF Midnight Jam Session
Featuring: The Wes Biles Trio

The MAJF Midnight Jam Session is brought to you by The Union Labor Life Insurance Company!  The Jam Session is free and open to the public.  All  traditional Jazz musicians amature and professional are welcome to sit in.  Bring your Ax or your Voice.

PerformanceMAJF Club

Saturday

09:00 AMCollage QuartetPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
09:00 AMArundel High School Jazz Ensemble (MD)

Ian Burns, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
09:30 AMNorthwood High School Jazz Ensemble

Michael Barker, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
10:00 AMThomas S Wooton High School Jazz Band (MD)

Kevin Rouse, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
10:00 AMJazz Academy of Music
Featuring: Jazz Academy Ensemble

Paul Carr, Director

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
10:00 AMJSLD Line Dance Event - Line Dance Workshops (Everey 30 minutes) - Beginner/Intermediate

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

  • Crystal Brooks - Curvy Line Dancers
  • Sharon Johnson - Between The Lines
  • Ann Douglas & Rianna Johnson – Music2YourFeet
  • Lisa LuvsCinnamon – No LimitXpress Line Dancers
  • Burley Johnson – Between The Lines
  • Janice Grant
  • Will Baker - Toast It Up Production
OtherPotomac
10:00 AMInterview
Featuring: Houston Person
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
10:30 AMTC Williams Jazz Band (VA)

Doug Rogers, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
10:45 AMWest Virginia University Combo

Jared Sims, Director

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
11:00 AMJunior Jam Session

This is a free JAM Session open to all students of Jazz.  We encourage all young people to participate.  Its free and open to the public.

PerformanceMAJF Juke Joint
11:00 AMMaster Class - Trumpet with Alvin TraskMaster ClassTruman Room
11:00 AMSusan Wagner High School Jazz Band (NY)

Paul Corn, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
11:00 AMInterview
Featuring: Russell Malone and Bobby Broom
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
11:30 AMOlney Big BandPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
11:30 AMJefferson High School Big Band (WV)

John Lynch, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
12:00 PMClinic: "Demystifying Improvisation"

Presented by Paul Carr

ClinicBilly Taylor Room
12:00 PMMid-Atlantic "2017 Jazz Voice" FinalsSession #2PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
12:00 PMMaster Class - Trombone with Reginald CyntjeMaster ClassTruman Room
1:00 PMZumba and Jazz Workshop

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

  • Enrico Proctor and Jonas Davis - Fitness with J & R
  • Lela Belle – Lela Belles Studio of Dance
OtherPotomac
1:00 PMClef Club of Philadelphia Big BandPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
1:00 PMChad CarterPerformanceMAJF Club
1:00 PMWalter Johnson High School Jazz Ensemble (MD)

Christopher Kosmaceski, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
1:00 PMMaster Class - Rhythm SectionMaster ClassTruman Room
1:00 PMMaster Class - Vocal with Kathy Kosins

Open to all ages (Ground Pass Required)

Master ClassBilly Taylor Room
1:30 PMLower Moreland High School Jazz Ensemble (PA)

Mr. Erin Stroup, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
2:00 PMClinic: The 21st Century Musician: Making Your Music Your Career
Presented by Chelsey Green
ClinicBilly Taylor Room
2:00 PMGettysburg College Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
2:00 PMWalt Whitman High School Jazz Ensemble (MD)

Terry S. Alvey, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
2:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Line Dance Workshops (Every 15 Minutes) - Beginner/Intermediate

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm                      

  • Cessily Green
  • Melodye Robinson
  • Hassan Abdul - Parkside
  • Robin/Gail – Dance & Get Fit (Raleigh, NC)
  • Kathy Lesesne –Bout Dat Dance
  • Douglas “X-Man” Hawkins Jr. - Step4Step Soul Line Dancers
  • Anthony “LiteFoot” Coleman  - DBLT Dance Crew
  • Will Baker - Toast It Up Productions
  • Christopher Page
  • Ronnie Goode – DAMP
  • Janai (Paulette) Thompson – I.F.E. Line Dancers  Bronx NY
  • Devonte TeamHusky Normand - Dance A&Z One
  • Tymeana G. Bullock – DAMP
  • Donell McFadden - Primetime
  • Shandeth Montgomery – Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble
  • Rose Williams – Bout Dat Dance
OtherPotomac
2:30 PMTerry Koger
Featuring: Terry Koger Quintet
PerformanceMAJF Club
2:30 PMBethesda Chevy Chase High School Jazz Band (MD)

Marshall White, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
2:30 PMClinic - Language of Jazz Saxophone with Antonio ParkerClinicTruman Room
3:00 PMPanel Discussion: "Preservation, Education and Promulgation"

Moderator - Cedric Hendrix

Panel DiscussionBilly Taylor Room
3:00 PMThe 2016 "Jazz Voice" Winner
Featuring: Noel Simone Wippler
Session #2PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
3:00 PMWashington Lee High School Jazz Band (VA)

Alex Robinson, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
3:00 PMBowie State Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
3:30 PMYorktown High School Big Band (VA)

Brian Bersh, Director

PerformanceDiscovery Stage
4:00 PMEast Carolina University Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
4:00 PMIva Jean Ambush and Ambuscade
Featuring: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
PerformanceMAJF Club
5:00 PMHigh School Band Competition FinalsSession #2PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
5:00 PMColumbia Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
6:00 PMTBAPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
6:00 PMTacha Coleman Parr and Anthony ComptonPerformanceMAJF Club
6:00 PMInterview
Featuring: Etienne Charles
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
7:00 PMKathy Kosins
Featuring: Kathy Kosins, Paul Bollenbeck, Eric Byrd, Michael Bowie, Mark Prince
Session #3PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
7:00 PMNational Jazz WorkshopPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
7:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event -Hand Dance Workshop

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tippi Mavritte - The "Dance4Fun" Group

OtherPotomac
7:30 PMMaija RejmanPerformanceMAJF Club
8:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Entertainment

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Entertainment 

  • Banneker Ballroom Dance Club
  • Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble
  • Lunch Bunch-Knock on Wood Tap Studio
  • Sam and Dave/Denise Love Steppers
  • Gentlemen of Line Dancers (G.O.L.D.)
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • Gerald and Eddie Levert/Heavy “D”
  • Martha & Vandellas/Lakeside
  • JB Steppers/Mom “N” Em
OtherPotomac
8:00 PMThe Greater U Street Jazz Collective
Featuring: Russell Carter, Sr.(tenor sax), Art Cobb (drums), Peter Frassrand (piano), Carl McIntyre (trumpet); and Thomas View (bass)

The Greater U Street Jazz Collective is a Washington DC-based, cooperative performance ensemble, inspired by the powerful jazz legacy of Washington's Greater U Street neighborhood, as well as the memories and stories of its ordinary citizens. www.GreaterUStreetJazzCollective.com

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
8:00 PMPaul Carr's Discovery Act
Featuring: Kelsi Bolden & Friends
PerformanceDiscovery Stage
8:00 PMAll About the Movies
Featuring: "What Happened, Miss Simone?" - Nina Simone

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."  Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.

"What Happened, Miss Simone?” is not rated.

 

 

Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
8:30 PMGuitar Summit
Featuring: Russell Malone, Paul Bollenback, Bobby Broom
Session #3PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
9:00 PMAnthony Clark
Featuring: Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark
PerformanceMAJF Juke Joint
9:00 PMChelsey Green
Featuring: Chelsey Green and the Green Project
PerformanceMAJF Club
9:30 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Request Your Favorite Dance

9:30 pm - 1:00 am 

  • Line Dancing - DJ Ronnie Goode
OtherPotomac
10:00 PMEtienne Charles
Featuring: Etienne Charles and Creole Soul-- Godwin Louis, Alex Wintz, John Davis, Sullivan Fortner, Michael Olatuja
Session #3PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
10:00 PMPaul Carr's Discovery Act
Featuring: Kelsi Bolden & Friends
PerformanceDiscovery Stage
10:00 PMAll About the Movies
Featuring: "Miles Ahead" - Miles Davis

Miles Ahead is a 2015 American music film directed by Don Cheadle in his feature directorial debut, which Cheadle co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson, which interprets the life and compositions of jazz musician Miles Davis. The film stars Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Ewan McGregor, and closed the New York Film Festival on October 11, 2015. The film takes its title from Davis' 1957 album.

"Miles Ahead” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). A handful of expletives, perfectly in tune.

Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
12:00 AMMAJF Midnight Jam Session
Featuring: The Wes Biles Trio

The MAJF Midnight Jam Session is brought to you by The Union Labor Life Insurance Company!  The Jam Session is free and open to the public.  All  traditional Jazz musicians amature and professional are welcome to sit in.  Bring your Ax or your Voice.

PerformanceMAJF Club

Sunday

10:30 AMVespers Program

Music on the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Club Stage is provided by the MAJF.  Meals may be purchased at Olive's Restaurant or Starbucks.

PerformanceMAJF Club
12:00 PMNorthwestern High School Jazz Ensemble

Anthony Townes, Director

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
1:00 PMMAJF Women's Collective
Featuring: Allrich - Gill - Shook - Harris
Session #4PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
1:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Gospel and Praise Program

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Dr. Maxine Jenkins  - Colesville United Methodist Church
  • Linwood Robinson – The People’s Community Baptist Church
  • Rev. Christopher Page - Grace Day Community Church
  • I Am Angels
  • Anita Britt – Bethel Way of the Cross
  • Jacqueline Johnson - The People’s Community Baptist Church
  • Sharon Johnson – Between the Lines
  • Deborah Meeks – NRGETIC Line Dancers

Includes Gospel Line Dancing

OtherPotomac
1:00 PMAmerican University Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Josh Bayer, Director

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
2:00 PMEast Carolina University ComboPerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
2:00 PMAll About the Movies
Featuring: "What Happened, Miss Simone?" - Nina Simone

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."  Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.

"What Happened, Miss Simone?” is not rated.

Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
2:30 PMGreg Hatza OrganizationSession #4PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
3:00 PMBlues Alley Youth Orchestra

Michael Bowie, Director

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
3:30 PMKaren Lovejoy
Featuring: The Lovejoy Group
PerformanceMAJF Club
4:00 PMLavenia Nesmith Group
Featuring: Tribute to Nancy Wilson
Session #4PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
4:00 PMGeorge Washington University Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
4:00 PMInterview
Featuring: Steve Turre
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
5:00 PMPetra MartinPerformanceMAJF Club
5:00 PMWinston Churchill High School Jazz Ensemble

Ari Allal, Music Director

PerformanceAtrium (Free Stage)
5:30 PMInterview
Featuring: Rene Marie
InterviewBilly Taylor Room
6:00 PMPaul Carr Quartet
Featuring: Jamie Davis
Session #5PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
7:00 PMNico SarbanesPerformanceMAJF Club
7:00 PMAll About the Movies
Featuring: "Born To Be Blue" - Chet Baker

This inventive reimagining of jazzman Chet Baker's life picks up during the late 1960s, when the trumpeter is almost as famous for his addiction as he is for his music. Looking for a career boost, he agrees to take part in a movie about his life.

"Born To Be Blue” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). A handful of expletives, perfectly in tune.

Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
7:30 PMSteve Turre
Featuring: Steve Turre Quartet
Session #5PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
8:00 PMPaul Carr's Discovery Act
Featuring: Kristina Koller
PerformanceDiscovery Stage
9:00 PMRene Marie
Featuring: The Rene Marie Group
Session #5PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
9:00 PMBT Richardson's Black Coffee ExperiencePerformanceMAJF Juke Joint
10:00 PMPaul Carr's Discovery Act
Featuring: Kristina Koller
PerformanceDiscovery Stage
12:00 AMMAJF Midnight Jam Session
Featuring: The Wes Biles Trio

The MAJF Midnight Jam Session is brought to you by The Union Labor Life Insurance Company!  The Jam Session is free and open to the public.  All  traditional Jazz musicians amature and professional are welcome to sit in.  Bring your Ax or your Voice.

PerformanceMAJF Club

Monday