June 17: Jihye Lee Orchestra at DC JazzFest

DC Jazz Festival has added The District Wharf as the culminating festival destination! One of DC’s most historic areas, the Wharf is DC’s newest hotspot, a stunning premier waterfront destination.  Events DC Presents: DC JazzFest at The Wharf features three main stages plus the very best in festival experience!

June 16 – 17, 2018


Saturday 6/16: The Anthem | Buy Tickets Now
Doors, 6:00 PM Leslie Odom Jr., 9:30 PM | R+R=NOW (Robert Glasper Supegroup), 8:15 PM | Maceo Parker, 7:00 PM

Saturday 6/16: District Pier | FREE
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, 5:55 PM | Ivan Lins & Friends, 4:00 PM Ben Williams, 2:15 PM

Also Performing at District Wharf

Saturday 6/16: District Pier | FREE
AMP Trio feat. Tahira Clayton (2017 DCJazzPrix Winner), 12:45 PM | Mark G. Meadows, 11:30 AM

Saturday 6/16: Transit Pier | FREE
Akua Allrich 5:15 PM Washington Jazz Institute Ensemble 3:30 PM Jazz Academy Ensemble 1:45 PM  Michael Ventura 12:15 PM Batala 10:55 AM

Saturday 6/16: Hyatt House | FREE (Donations Appreciated)
Check out the 2018 DC JazzPrix Finals, FREE!

Check out the DC JazzFest International Jazz Stage 

Sunday 6/17: District Pier | FREE  
Fabrizio Bosso (Italy), 6:30 PM Gregoire Maret/Edmar Castañeda (Switzerland/Colombia), 4:40 PM | Melissa Aldana (Chile) 2:50 PM  
Rochelle Rice (England) 1:10 PM | Jihye Lee Orchestra (Korea) 12:00 PM

Sunday 6/17: Transit Pier | FREE 
Hess Is More (Denmark), 5:40 PM | Ancestral Memories (France), 3:50 PM | Reginald Cyntje, 2:00 PM | Jose Andre Band 12:50 PM

Jihye Lee is a New York-based jazz composer, bandleader, and vocalist. She re- leased her first orchestra album, April, in February 2017, garnering global praise as a fresh original voice on the jazz composition scene.

The Jihye Lee Orchestra has performed at various places in NYC, such as Symphony Space, Jazz Gallery, etc. Lee has presented her music in Boston, Los Angeles, Seat- tle, and Korea at notable venues, including the Berklee Performance Center, Blue Whale, The Triple Door, and Maria Callas Hall.

Lee graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music with numerous awards and scholarships, learning from and working with world- renowned faculty, including Jim McNeely and Greg Hopkins. She has studied privately with multi-Grammy Award recipients Maria Schneider and Terrence Blanchard, and attended workshops with John Clayton and Robin Eubanks.

Lee continues to create original compositions for second orchestra album, while performing, teaching, and doing commissions. Besides her orchestral work, she is planning to release her original duet album with pianists Yoonseung Cho and Vardan Ovsepian in a near future.

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