Wishing you a Happy New (Fiscal) Year from DC Jazz Jam!
As many of you know, the jam operates on the fiscal year (Oct. 1st through Sept. 30th) because of grant funding from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH). So, Happy New (Fiscal) Year to all! Here are some exciting announcements to kick off Fiscal Year 2019:
Renewed DCCAH Grant! I found out last week that we got a renewed grant from the DCCAH for FY 2019. So, we’ll be able to continue having amazing special guests every week, paying our annual music licensing fees, and doing some limited marketing for the upcoming year. Hooray!
Support HillFest and the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation! While there was no jam this past weekend, we hope you got your jazz fix by going out to HillFest, organized by the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation and its principles, including long-time jam friends Herb Scott and Aaron Myers. You can help support costs for this year’s HillFest and planning for next year’s event by donating here.
“Sister Cities” Grant! I also found out last week that I was awarded a “Sister Cities” grant from the DCCAH to fund a small jazz exchange between Bangkok and DC in 2019. Visiting jazz faculty from the renowned Mahidol University College of Music will be coming to DC in Spring or Summer 2019 for performances, talks, and workshops, including serving as the house band for the jam one Sunday. Be on the lookout!
Lastly, be sure to come out to the jam this coming Sunday (10/14/18) when the aforementioned Herb Scott returns as our special guest on sax! 6:30-9:30pm @ The Brixton (901 U Street NW).