The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) Joins the 2019 DC Jazz Festival for Unique Partnership Adding Visual Artistry to Festival’s 15th Anniversary Celebration


DC JazzFest at The Wharf presented by Events DC
Welcomes HFAS to Transit Pier at The Wharf, June 14-16
WASHINGTON, DC – February 27, 2019 – DC Jazz Festival (DCJF), with the only city-wide jazz festival in the mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), presenting a visual arts pop-up as part of DC JazzFest at The Wharf presented by Events DC, June 14-16. Part of DC JazzFest’s monumental 15th Anniversary celebration, the Harlem Fine Arts Show partnership also marks the 10th anniversary for HFAS. The 2019 DC JazzFest presented by Events DC dates are June 7-16.
New to the Festival this year, the HFAS exhibition will be a vibrant display of visual artistry celebrating the African Diaspora with contemporary artists from a growing class of collectors. This unique art show popup will take place June 14-16 on Transit Pier at The Wharf. Attendees will have the opportunity to view beautiful art from some of the most creative African-American artists in the country, and while the pop-up is free to explore, much of the artwork will be for sale.
“Our mission at the Harlem Fine Arts Show has always been to showcase the art of the African Diaspora and we pride ourselves on being able to connect established and emerging artists with patrons in unique ways,” said Dion Clarke, Founder of the HFAS. “We look forward to our 2019 partnership with the DC Jazz Festival by delivering a great art show to the festival.”
The 2019 DC JazzFest presented by Events DC will celebrate 15 years with renowned artists in settings throughout the capital city with more stages to be announced. “The addition of our partnership with the Harlem Fine Arts Show provides an exciting new element to our 15th anniversary celebrations,” said DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter. “We are going to fully inhabit The Wharf, providing a true festival experience along the District’s Southwest waterfront. We promised that our 15th anniversary festival would be monumental, and this partnership helps underscore that.”
All ticket sales information may be found at dcjazzfest.org.
DC JazzFest at The Wharf Presented by Events DC (June 14-16) featuring four main stages. Artists will include: Snarky Puppy, Lean on Me: Jose James Celebrates Bill Withers, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Brass-A-Holics, Michael Franks, Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson, Joey Alexander Trio, Ralph Peterson & GenNext Big Band (honoring the Art Blakey Centennial), 2018 DCJazzPrix winning band Cornerstore, Tarus Mateen, and an International Jazz Stage featuring saxophonist Evan Harris (Australia), El Violin Latino (Luxembourg), Witness Matlou Trio (South Africa), with more talent to be announced.  Events on the District and Transit Piers are free to the public. Events at The Anthem are ticketed. Snarky Puppy on sale now here. Jon Batiste & Stay Human on sale here.
DC JazzFest Tribute Concert at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall (June 16), as well as free Millennium Stage concerts that are part of Jazz in the ‘Hoods. This year’s Millennium Stage series June 9-16, The Nat King Cole Legacy, will feature singing piano players in the Cole tradition. Main concert to be announced soon.
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC (June 6-16). Jazz takes over the district in 27+ neighborhoods with presentations curated by Jazz in The Hoods partners. Artists and schedule to be announced soon.
Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days (Prelude Weekend, June 1-2). In partnership with The Phillips Collection, the Jazz ‘n Families Fun Day weekend celebrates jazz and the visual arts with performances by more than a dozen regional artists and rising star ensembles. Artists and schedule to be announced soon.
For more information about the 2019 DC Jazz Fest presented by Events DC, including concert updates and ticketing information, stay connected to the DC Jazz festival at dcjazzfest.org.
About the DC Jazz FestivalSince 2005, the DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. DCJF presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, the DCJF nourishes the community with free music educational programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students.
About the Harlem Fine Arts Show: The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the U.S. HFAS was created in 2009 to showcase artists and galleries of the African Diaspora. Its roots reach back to the Harlem Renaissance, the cultural movement in the 1920s that nurtured an unprecedented flowering of artistic talent in the visual and performing arts, poetry, and fashion. The four-day traveling exhibition and sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography is the largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora, in addition to art related programs. To learn more, visit: hfas.org.
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The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, and its 2019 current programs are made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment; the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; and, in part, by major grants from the Galena-Yorktown Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, Wells Fargo Foundation, The NEA Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and The Reva & David Logan Foundation. ©2019 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.
Presenting Sponsor: Events DC
Platinum Sponsors: The Washington Post, LCG, Inc, Sage Communications, The District Wharf