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August 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Hits All the Right Notes

It was the double the fun for attendees of the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. This year for the first time, the festival featured two performance stages and people really responded. The lineup included a variety of phenomenal jazz artists and ensembles including several local artists.

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September 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Dianne Reeves Headlines the Silver Spring Jazz Festival Saturday

The 15th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival attracted thousands of music lovers to downtown Silver Spring Saturday night despite the rain. Dianne Reeves, five-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award headlined the festival. Additional performances by Akua Allrich and the Tribe, Charles Wood Quintet, and local […]

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September 8, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 8 – 10

Silver Spring Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, providing an opportunity to explore great food in Silver Spring from more than 30 participating restaurants. The sounds of jazz will fill Veterans Plaza on Saturday, September 9 as the Silver Spring Jazz Festival returns for the 14th year. Marcus Johnson performs at 7 p.m. followed by the headliner Lao Tizer […]

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February 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 3 – Feb. 5 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Mansion at Strathmore has two exhibits on display now through Feb. 19. The La Vie en Bleu exhibit explores the color blue. The Crossfade exhibit includes works by young Baltimore artists. A closing reception and film screening for […]

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September 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Highlights (VIDEO)

If you love jazz music, Veterans Plaza was the place to be on Saturday night.  Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band was one of many groups to perform at the 13th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

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August 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Set for Sept. 10 at Veterans Plaza (VIDEO)

The annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival is scheduled to take place at Veterans Plaza on Sept. 10 from 3 – 10 p.m. This year’s musical act lineup features David Sanborn and the Sanborn Electric Band, and local favorite, Marcus Johnson.  

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January 28, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, January 29 – 31 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the calendar: Friday, January 29 Montgomery County Restaurant Week has been extended to Feb. 7. This is your opportunity to try new restaurants. Local favorite, jazz pianist Marcus Johnson headlines at Amp by Strathmore in North Bethesda at 8 p.m. Round House Theatre’s production of Father […]

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September 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Spotlight on the Silver Spring Jazz Festival (VIDEO)

The Silver Spring Jazz Festival attracted thousands of music lovers to downtown Silver Spring on Saturday night. In this MyMCMedia Extra, find out what makes this music festival so special.

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September 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Jazz Festival Attracts Thousands to Downtown Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

The 12th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival took place Saturday, September 12 at Veterans Plaza despite the rainy weather. Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band headlined the free festival sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation. Also featured was local favorite Marcus Johnson performing smooth jazz with The Urban Jam Band. Scenes from the […]

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September 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

Al Chez Headlines Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band is slated to headline the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 12, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Each year, the festival has presented a mix of many jazz genres, including straight ahead, smooth, Latin and other […]

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