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6:00 PMDelfeayo MarsalisSession #1OtherOther

Friday

3:00 PMRobert Frost Middle School Jazz BandPerformanceAtrium
4:00 PMJohn T Baker Middle School Jazz BandPerformanceAtrium
5:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Workshops and Open Dancing
5 pm - 12 am
  • Diane Brooks – Curvy Line Dancers
  • Maria Mims
  • Burley Johnson – Between The Lines
  • Sharon Johnson – Between The Lines
OtherMadison Room
5:00 PMOPENING CEREMONY: John Lampkin Favorites QuintetPerformanceAtrium
5:30 PMInterview: Cyrille AimeeInterviewBilly Taylor Room
6:00 PMAlbert Einstein High School Jazz BandPerformanceAtrium
6:30 PMInterview: Terence BlanchardInterviewBilly Taylor Room
7:00 PMSherwood High School Jazz BandPerformanceAtrium
7:00 PMThe Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchstra
Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis, Conductor
Session #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
8:00 PMMid-Atlantic/DC Trombone Summit hosted by The Capitol Bones
Featuring: Matt Niess, Jim McFalls, Jay Gibble, Jeff Cortazzo, Jerry Amoury
PerformanceAtrium
8:15 PMLower Moreland High School Jazz Combo (PA)
Mr. Erin Stroup, Director
PerformanceBilly Taylor Room
8:30 PMVanessa RubinSession #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
8:30 PMCandice BostwickPerformanceMAJF Club
9:00 PMCamden Creative Arts Jazz Combo (NJ)
Jamal P. Dickerson, Director
PerformanceBilly Taylor Room
9:30 PMDocumentary: Arrows Into Infinity
Featuring: Charles Lloyd
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early 30s, he abandoned his life of touring and recording and went into seclusion in Big Sur, CA. Circumstance brought him back to a public life in the late 1980s. 'Arrows Into Infinity' is a journey in sound through the unusual life and career of this jazz legend. Lloyd's own voice, and those who worked with him over the last five decades help us discover and better understand this enigmatic man and his spiritual pursuit through music. This film is a collaborative work between Lloyd's wife Dorothy Darr; a painter and videographer/filmmaker, Jeffery Morse; and ECM Records.
Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
10:00 PMHouston PersonSession #1PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
12:00 AMMAJF Midnight Jam Session with the Wes Biles Trio
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

10:00 AMThomas S Wooton High School Jazz Band (MD)
Kevin Rouse, Director
PerformanceAtrium
10:00 AMJSLD Line Dance Event - Line Dance Workshops - Beginner/Intermediate
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • Crystal Brooks – Curvy Line Dancers
  • Sharon Johnson – Between The Lines
  • Lisa LuvsCinnamon – No LimitXpress Line Dancers
  • Reatha ThorntonThe “7” Step Hand Dance Academy
  • Debra Meeks – NRGETIC Line Dancers
  • Will Baker – Toast It Up Production
  • Bernadette Burnette – Dance A&Z One
OtherMadison Room
10:00 AMMaster Class - Guitar with Dave StrykerMaster ClassBilly Taylor Room
10:30 AMFreedom High School Jazz Ensemble (VA)
Joel Galway, Director
PerformanceAtrium
11:00 AMInterview/Master Class: Poncho SanchezMaster ClassBilly Taylor Room
11:00 AMBethesda Chevy Chase High School (MD)
Marshall White, Director
PerformanceAtrium
12:00 PMCOMPETITION INTERMISSION
Featuring: Howard University Jazz Ensemble
Fred Irby, Director 2016 MAJF Jazz Service Award Recepient
PerformanceAtrium
12:00 PMMid-Atlantic "2017 Jazz Voice" FinalsSession #2PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
1:00 PMMaster Class - Trumpet with Luke BrandonMaster ClassWilson Room
1:00 PMFlirty High Heal Fitnes Class
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  - Lela Belles Studios
OtherMadison Room
1:00 PMWashington Lee High School Jazz Band (VA)
Alex Robinson, Director
PerformanceAtrium
1:00 PMPanel Discussion: "Does the Jazz Media have a positive effect on Jazz audience development?"
Panelists: Tim Warfield, Willard Jenkins, Matt Merewitz, Mike West
Panel DiscussionBilly Taylor Room
1:00 PMAlex Hamburger's HD Quintet
Featuring: Mike Robinson, Nicole Davis, Juan Sanchez, Alex Hamburger, Andrew Latona
PerformanceMAJF Club
1:30 PMWalter Johnson High School Jazz Ensemble (MD)
Christopher Kosmaceski, Director
PerformanceAtrium
2:00 PMWalt Whitman High School (MD)
Terry S. Alvey, Director
PerformanceAtrium
2:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Zumba and Jazz Workshops
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Lela Belle – Lela Belles Studio and Dance
  • Enrico Proctor and Jonas Davis – Fitness with J & R
OtherJefferson Room
2:30 PMYorktown High School (VA)
Brian Bersh, Director
PerformanceAtrium
2:30 PMMaster Class - Piano with Bruce BarthMaster ClassWilson Room
2:30 PMTerry Koger SextetPerformanceMAJF Club
3:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Line Dance Workshops - Beginner/Intermediate
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • Cecelie Green
  • Melodye Robinson
OtherJefferson Room
3:00 PMLower Moreland High School Jazz Ensemble (PA)
Mr. Erin Stroup, Director
PerformanceAtrium
3:00 PMClinic: "Duke, Ella, Trane: Smithsonian Jazz Resources for Musicians, Educators, Researchers and Students"
Presented by John Edward Hassee, Curator of American Music, Smithsonian Institution
ClinicBilly Taylor Room
3:30 PMCamden Creative Arts Jazz Band (NJ)
Jamal P. Dickerson, Director
PerformanceAtrium
4:00 PMGettysburg College Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium
4:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Line Dance Workshops - Beginner/Intermediate
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm                      
  • April/Robin/Gail - Dance & Get Fit (Raleigh, NC)
  • Burley Johnson - Between The Lines
  • Kathy Lesesne
  • Douglas “X-Man” Hawkins, Jr. - Step4Step Soul Line Dancers
  • Hattie Frazier – Line Dance with Mz. Hattie  
  • Will Baker - Toast It Up Production
  • Christopher Page
  • Bernadette Burnette - Dance A&Z One
  • Shandeth Montgomery - Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble
OtherMadison Room
4:30 PMIva Jean Ambush and Ambuscade
Featuring: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
PerformanceMAJF Club
5:00 PMDiscussion: "Jazz Consciousness, Music, Race and Humanity"

Presented by Paul Austerlitz

ClinicBilly Taylor Room
5:00 PMColumbia Jazz EnsemblePerformanceAtrium
6:00 PMNational Jazz Workshop All Star Jazz Orchestra
Featuring: Director Alan Baylock
PerformanceAtrium
7:00 PMJazz Academy of Music Ensemble
Featuring: Paul Carr (Director)
PerformanceAtrium
7:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event -Hand Dance Workshop
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tippi and Michael - The "Dance4Fun" Experience

OtherMadison Room
7:00 PMTBASession #3PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
7:30 PMTacha Coleman Parr and Anthony ComptonPerformanceMAJF Club
8:00 PMThe Olney Big BandPerformanceAtrium
8:30 PMGuitar Summit
Featuring: Bobby Broom, Paul Bollenbeck, Russell Malone
Session #3PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
9:00 PMThe Olney Big BandPerformanceAtrium
9:00 PMMaija RejmanPerformanceMAJF Club
9:00 PMAnthony "Swamp Dog" Clark
Featuring: Anthony Clark
PerformanceMAJF Juke Joint
9:30 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Request Your Favorite Dance
9:30 pm - 1:00 am 
  • Line Dancing - DJ Ronnie Goode
OtherMadison Room
10:00 PMEtienne CharlesSession #3PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
12:00 AMMAJF Midnight Jam Session with the Wes Biles Trio
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 AMGospel Brunch
Featuring: Eric Byrd and the St. John Baptist Church Male Chorus and Praise Team
Music provided by the MAJF.  Brunch may be purchased from the Hilton Hotel.
PerformanceAtrium
12:00 PMJSLD Line Dance Event - Gospel and Praise Program

Noon - 3:00 pm

  • Rev. Christopher Page – Grace Day Community Church
  • Dr. Maxine Jenkins – Colesville United Methodist Church
  • Linwood Robinson – The People's Community Baptist Church
  • Anita Britt -- Bethel Way of the Cross
  • Jacqueline Johnson – The People's Community Baptist Church
  • I Am Angels
Including Gospel Line Dancing
OtherMadison Room
1:00 PMAmerican University Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Josh Bayer, Director

PerformanceAtrium
3:30 PMKaren Lovejoy and the Lovejoy GroupPerformanceMAJF Club
4:00 PMInterview: Kurt EllingInterviewBilly Taylor Room
5:00 PMJazz Academy Improv
Featuring: Director Paul Carr
PerformanceAtrium
5:00 PMPetra MartinPerformanceMAJF Club
6:00 PMA Tribute to Phyllis Hyman
Featuring: Paul Carr's Bantam Orchestra with Special Guest, Lori Williams
Session #5PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
7:30 PMSteve TurreSession #5PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
8:00 PMDocumentary: Arrows Into Infinity
Featuring: Charles Lloyd
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early 30s, he abandoned his life of touring and recording and went into seclusion in Big Sur, CA. Circumstance brought him back to a public life in the late 1980s. 'Arrows Into Infinity' is a journey in sound through the unusual life and career of this jazz legend. Lloyd's own voice, and those who worked with him over the last five decades help us discover and better understand this enigmatic man and his spiritual pursuit through music. This film is a collaborative work between Lloyd's wife Dorothy Darr; a painter and videographer/filmmaker, Jeffery Morse; and ECM Records.
Film ScreeningBilly Taylor Room
9:00 PMRenee MarieSession #5PerformanceRonnie Wells Main Stage
12:00 AMMAJF Midnight Jam Session with the Wes Biles Trio
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

10:30 AMBrunch
NO MUSIC.  Food may be purchased from the Hilton Hotel.
PerformanceAtrium