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Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival returns with in-person performances

02.15.2022

Real Jazz is back — in person,” blares the signage for this year’s Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. The back half of that slogan is unambiguous. The MAJF is returning to its longtime setting at the Hilton Rockville over Presidents’ Day weekend, following a pandemic-inspired virtual festival in 2021. “Real jazz,” however, has become a bit more complicated.


Festival director Paul Carr has long used the term to refer to the acoustic, straight-ahead bebop jazz that he loves. However, he came to jazz through the R&B-infected pop-jazz of the late ‘70s, such as the Crusaders and Grover Washington Jr. With covid’s physical and economic effects hitting the live-performance-intensive music particularly hard, audience building is a more crucial concern than ever.

Read the full Washington Post article at 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/music/2022/02/15/mid-atlantic-jazz-festival-preview/

“Tacha has a voice that portrays emotion with every note and is capable of presenting a view of life through song. Expect to enjoy the performance!”

- Ellen Carter, Jazz Programmer at WPFW  89.3 FM

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