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Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives


thumbnail image JAZZAlive Celebrates Back-to-School Fall 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023  • 12:30 p.m.

Jazz Studies Director Allyn Johnson kicks off our JAZZAlive series for Fall 2023.

RECITAL HALL (Performing Arts—Bldg. 46-West) • FREE & Open to the Public




thumbnail image UDC JAZZAlive Trio at ART ALL NIGHT

Friday, September 29, 2023  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Art all Night returns to Van Ness Main Street on Friday, September 29, 2023. Join us for an evening filled with great local music, dance, performance, art and community.

Celebrate Art All Night with the UDC JAZZAlive Trio featuring Tracey Cutler (saxophone), Gerry Gillespie (keyboard), and Yusef Chisholm (bass). Flavor Garden Restaurant. Outside at 4400 Connecticut Avenue, NW.



thumbnail image Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist on the Bandstand – Herb Scott

Tuesday, October 17, 2023  • 12:30 p.m.

Allyn Johnson invites saxophonist, bandleader, activist, and founder/executive director of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Herb Scott for a lively session of conversation and performance.

RECITAL HALL (Performing Arts—Bldg. 46-West) • FREE & Open to the Public




thumbnail image Tom Teasley & John Wubbenhorst: Lecture-Performance

Tuesday, October 24, 2023  • 12:30 p.m.

Tom Teasley and John Wubbenhorst present a lecture-performance focusing on the intersection of jazz and classical Indian music. John Wubberhorst is among the foremost experts in explaining Indian musical concepts to Western musicians. He is a disciple of the famed Bansuri flutist, Hariprasad Chaurasia.  Tom Teasley is well known for his world/jazz percussion fusions among various cultures.

RECITAL HALL (Performing Arts—Bldg. 46-West)




thumbnail image Jazz Concert: UDC Small Jazz Ensembles

Tuesday, November 21, 2023  • 12:30 p.m.

Join the Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Allyn Johnson for our Thanksgiving celebration.

RECITAL HALL (Performing Arts—Bldg. 46-West)




thumbnail image Annual Holiday Concert

Monday, December 4, 2023  • 7:30 p.m.

The University of the District of Columbia presents its holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community, The UDC Chorale directed by Johnny Butler III, The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. and the UDC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Allyn Johnson offer a program sure to spread the holiday spirit.




Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival

Monday, April 29, 2024  • 8:00 p.m.

The BIG BAND sound returns as the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III), and the University of Maryland (directed by Mark Williams) celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington's Birthday. Produced by the Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the festival began in 1987 as part of a city-wide tribute to Duke Ellington, and it remains one of the most anticipated events on Washington, DC's jazz calendar.

Tickets are $20 (general admission), $15 (seniors), and $10 (students) and can be purchased in advance at the UDC Music Program, Performing Arts-Bldg. 46-West or online at Info: (202) 274-5803 * *