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2017 Summer Jazz on Jackson Place
06/01/2017 - 08/03/2017
David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House 748 Jackson Place NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.
Season Tickets: $75

The White House Historical Association, in partnership with Burnett Thompson Music, is pleased to announce the 11th season of Jazz on Jackson Place. Ticketed admission includes entertainment, open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, tours of Decatur House, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Come and enjoy the sultry sounds of jazz surrounded by the ambiance of historic Washington, just steps from the White House.

Kenny Rittenhouse Quartet

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Admission: General $30 // Groups of 8 or more $20

The Kenny Rittenhouse Ensemble is one of the hardest swinging jazz groups in Washington, D.C.  The group appears regularly at Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, and Twins Jazz Club.  Two CD’s have come out of this ensemble,  “The Francis Suite,” and  “New York Suite.”  It’s an explosive quartet, playing original straight ahead jazz with a bit of Funk & R&B in the mix.

Trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse  has performed with many great jazz artists including Larry Willis, Ralph Peterson, Don Braden, Buck Hill, and Steve Wilson.  He is a member of The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, while serving on the faculty of George Mason University. 

 “a hard-edged post-bop groove, burning with both power and soul. Rittenhouse’s trumpet work is solid, cutting and just a little raw in the up-tempo numbers…the joie de vivre is undeniable and infectious.”  Jazz Times                                  

Get tickets for June 1

Sarah Hughes Ensemble

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Admission: General $30 // Groups of 8 or more $20

Alto saxophonist and composer Sarah Hughes brings her own voice and vision to the jazz and avant garde music spheres.  Known for and an unapologetically personal approach to music, as well as mastery of the instrument, Sarah is a singular visionary in the Washington music scene.  A graduate of the New England Conservatory, she brings music to her audience that appears to have no boundaries.  

In her own words, Sarah Hughes is offering “an expression of the feeling of having a head full of heavy thoughts that churn, froth, and bubble out in the form of giggles, gibberish, gargles, screams, cries, sirens, prayers, and whooping calls.”

Get tickets for July 6 ONLY

Marty Nau Quartet

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Admission: General $30 // Groups of 8 or more $20

Jazz on Jackson Place welcomes Marty Nau, one of the finest alto saxophonists in the country today. Marty has played an outsized role in the D.C. music scene, both as leader of the sax section of the US Navy Commodores Jazz Orchestra, and in performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, and appearances with Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Daniels, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Ethel Ennis, Nancy Wilson, Maureen McGovern.

“The quartet’s style is intense and innovative, whether swinging or setting up a lyrical mood. …overflows with compelling ideas executed with masterful technique and harmonic sophistication”  Jazz Times

Get tickets for August 3 ONLY