2018 EAST RIVER JAZZFest | Come Listen
Social Change Music with Soul & Rhythm
in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival
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We're pleased to present these eight ensembles led by artists from our region. Seveal months ago l asked a group of artists to propose jazz performances that explored the idea of Social Change for our jazz festival. The idea is to honor the legacies of social activist / ancestor Frederick Douglass, who was born, 200 years ago, 20 1818 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the 50th anniversary of the death of social activist / ancestor Dr. Martin Luther King who's Poor Peoples Campain Resureection City made a profound impact on this city that continues until this present time.

Three of our performances, in their titles explore social change: Charmaine Michelle's Pan Africanism; Harry Appelman's Music from liberation struggles;  and Ka'Ba Soulsinger's Muses of the Movement. Greg Hatza's Groove Time Dance Party will offer relevant music by Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield & others; Tamika Love Jones' Arising Saints explores Jazz, Soul, Funk and Reggae themes; Ron Sutton, Jr's New Music ...straight-ahead offerings will include themes like Brith Struggle Serenity and No Peace; and Marshall Key's Freedom Jazz Dance- The Music of Eddie Harris  shares the sociologically relevant compositions of saxophonist Eddie Harris.

You can purchase our three pre-event/full-priced $20 tickets @ 1/2 price if you purchase our $30 ALL ACCESS ticket online.

Charmaine Michelle's Pan Africanism: : Protests Songs from Around the African Diaspora $20/online | $25/at-the-door
Friday, June 8, 2018 / 7:30 PM
WE ACT RADIO, 1820 MLK Avenue SE DC
Greg Hatza's Groove Time Dance Party and Fish Fry This Free Admission event is SOLD OUT! however we welcome your donation to assist us with our work! Our goal is to offer all our programs, Free Admission!!
Tamika Love Jones' Arising Saints explores Jazz, Soul, Funk and Reggae themes
Free Admission / Donations Appreciated
Sunday June 10, 2018 / 3:00 PM
@ Anacostia Art Center 1231 Good Hope Road, SE DC 20020

Ron Sutton, Jr's New Music ... and older tunes as well.  $20/online | $25/at-the-door | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / 7:30 PM
@ Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, SE 20020
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Harry Appelman's Music from liberation struggles
$20/online | $25/at-the-door | Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / 7:30 PM @ Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, SE 20020
Todd Marcus' On These Streets is CANCELLED This ensemble will be performing on Saturday, June 16th in Baltimore MD. Ticket Information can be found at toddmarcusjazz.com Ka'Ba Soulsinger's Muses of the Movement
Free Admission
Saturday, June 16, 2018 / 3:00 PM
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
 Marshall Key's Freedom Jazz Dance- The Music of Eddie Harris  | Free Admission / Donations Appreciated | Sunday June 17, 2018 / 3:00 PM
EASTRIVERdc @ the Shops at Penn Hill (rear lot)
3200 Pennsylvania Avenue SE 20020