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May 16, 2018 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce the 12th season of Jazz on Jackson Place, a summer concert series held in the courtyard of its historic Decatur House on Thursdays. The $35 ticketed event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and open bar from 6:30 to 8:30PM.
Summer Concert Series Schedule:
Thursday, June 14: Clarinetist Oran Etkin
Voted #1 Rising Star Clarinetist by DownBeat Magazine, Oran Etkin has performed at the North Sea Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, London Jazz Fest, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Wolftrap Farm Park. He has appeared at most major jazz venues in Europe, and recently completely an African concert tour.
-“A great clarinet player, excellent improviser" The New York Times
Thursday, July 12: Bassist Adi Meyerson
Born in the U.S. and raised in Israel, Adi Meyerson has studied with the great bassists of our age, Reggie Workman and Ron Carter. Adi is a rising talent in New York city, and has performed with numerous major figures on the world scene. She regularly performs at Mezzrow, Smalls, Smoke, and Dizzy’s Coca Cola. Her debut CD “Where We Stand” will be released this year.
-“Enthralling, full of punch and panache” DownBeat Magazine
Thursday, August 9: Drummer Sanah Kadoura
Lebanese-Canadian Sanah Kadoura plays a large role in the hot New York jazz scene. An electrifying performer, she appears frequently with the legendary Kirk Lighstey, Philip Harper, Mark Whitfield, and countless other major figures. She appeared recently at the Harlem Stage, Saratoga Jazz Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, and is regularly heard at Smalls and Fat Cat in NYC. Sanah releases her debut album Hawk Eyes this year.
Purchase season tickets here until June 14. Group tickets may also be purchased for each performance.
Jazz on Jackson Place guests receive 10% off items in the White House History Shop located at Decatur House.
This music series is curated by Burnett Thompson Music. Special thanks to C+C Catering, RSVP Catering and Sugarplum Tent Company.
Jazz on Jackson Place has presented musicians from around the world, including major artists from the U.S., China, Spain, Argentina, Russia, and Brazil. The series is regularly sold out and has become a must-see in the hot D.C. summer music scene.
About the white house historical association
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $45 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.
To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.