Come join us as we celebrate the “First Lady of Song’s” 101st birthday party here in our Nation’s Capital between April 28th-30th on the campus of George Washington University. There will be panels, programs and performances throughout the week leading up to our event with a culminating concert on the National Mall on Sunday, April 30th. It will a be a star-studded tribute honoring “Ella @ 101” throughout the city, throughout the country and throughout the world. The Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition Finals will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at George Washington University, Foggy Bottom in Phillips Hall, Room B-120, located at 801 22nd St NW Washington, DC 20052
The 2018 Blues Alley “Summer Jazz Camp” will resume after a two-year hiatus as we begin to identify a new and permanent summer home within our city. Our program will be in its 19th year as we continue to advance our city’s young people in the developmental areas of music education. Past instructors have included our principal director Michael Bowie (bass), Rusty Hassan (history), Tom Williams (brass), Marty Nau (reeds) and Nasar Abadey (percussion). Our summer dates will be between July 9th-20th and our daily hours of operation will be between 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Please notify us of your interest…
We’d like to offer you the opportunity to join our mission through participation, partnership or donation. Our goal is to expand your jazz music horizon the Blues Alley way!
Explore our website further to discover the opportunities that await you. From our programs to our partners, you will find a veritable medley of musical material related to our mission of youth, jazz and education. These three components are at the core of our pursuit to preserve and promote the jazz music art form.