Jazz Star Frank McComb Headlines Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation's Inaugural Hill Fest

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Jazz musicians, DC organizations and local leaders partner to launch inaugural conference and festival

Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation will hold its first Hill Fest on Oct. 4-7, 2017.

"D.C. has some of the deepest jazz roots in the world, so I can't wait for the first Hill Fest which will host jazz artists here in the capital of jazz,” said D.C. Councilmember Robert White, Jr. “I know it will excite jazz lovers like me and introduce a new generation to this beautiful genre.”

The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation launches the inaugural Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Hill Fest in Washington, D.C. starting on Wednesday October 4, running through October 7.

Jazz star Frank McComb headlines the festival’s concert, along with five other national and local acts. The concert will be held October 7th from 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. at Garfield Park, located at 2nd St. SE and F St. SE in Washington, DC. The festival is made possible by a partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation.

Hill Fest will bring musicians together in an effort to translate performances to policy. The festival starts with a conference addressing policy concerns that directly affect musicians on a local and national level, followed by a day-long concert.

"D.C. has some of the deepest jazz roots in the world, so I can't wait for the first Hill Fest which will host jazz artists here in the capital of jazz,” said D.C. At-Large Councilmember Robert White, Jr. “I know it will excite jazz lovers like me and introduce a new generation to this beautiful genre.”

For a full schedule, list of performers, and conference panels, visit http://www.hillfest.org.

For more information on Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, visit http://www.capitolhilljazzfoundation.org.

About Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation’s mission is to serve the Washington D.C. jazz community by providing a weekly jam session, an annual jazz festival, and arts advocacy on behalf of D.C. jazz musicians. The Foundation’s vision is to financially assist Washington D.C.-based jazz musicians, venues, and jazz education programs. For further information on Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, visit http://www.CapitolHillJazzFoundation.org, or “Like” Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/capitolhilljazzfoundation.

Hill Fest serves as The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation’s leading annual event. The dynamic festival and conference brings together musicians, community leaders, and policy professionals to address policy concerns that directly affect musicians on a local and national level. The conference will serve as an outlet for local music vendors to be introduced to broader audiences.

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Jevin Hodge
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