About the Capitol Hill Jazz Festival

The Capitol Hill Jazz Festival (CHJF) will be an annual week-long music conference concluding with a day long music festival held outdoors in the Capitol Hill neighborhood the first week in October. The conference will a day-long event for five days and will range in topics from arts policy to music and technology. Featured panelists may include local or federal politicians, professional musicians, jazz educators, festival organizers, arts administrators, members from the Grammy awards, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated), SESAC (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers), and many others. Conference events will take place at five different venues on Capitol Hill including but not limited to Mr. Henry's Restaurant, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the Hill Center, the Library of Congress, and North Hall at Eastern Market. Each evening of the conference will conclude with a jam session at different locations every night. A membership (fee) will be required to attend each or all conference events as well as jam sessions. Members will each receive a grab bag of information and products related to the discussion and festival. The festival will be held outdoors on Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast from 4th Street to 7th Street for one full day from 10am to 10pm. There will be three main stages and four small stages. The festival will feature a variety of international, national, regional, and local acts in addition to high school, college, or independent music programs. The festival will be free to the public, have street vendors, and feature over 100 acts.