Ella Sings Jobim

Please join us as we welcome you to the 2nd annual Ella Fitzgerald Competition at the Smithsonian Institution. This year’s selected recording will be the seminal 1981 recording “Ella Sings Jobim” and this year’s theme will be the Antonio Carlos Jobim songbook. The final competition will take place on Saturday, April 28th between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Museum of American History’s “Presidential Suite”. The program will include selections from the songbook which will be judged by a panel of distinguished judges selected from the academic community. Tickets are not required to attend and further details can be acquired by visiting us on-line at

Blues Alley Summer Jazz Camp

The 19th annual edition of the Blues Alley summer jazz camp will occur between July 9th-20th at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. Located in the newly transformed “Wharf District” in the close-in neighborhood of southwest, within the Boundary Channel overlay and along the banks of the Potomac River. St. Augustine’s Church is at 555 Maine Avenue, along principal transportation arteries and across from the SW/Navy Yard metro stop. Please contact us directly for additional details.

Grow With Us

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.

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