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Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival, with UDC and Howard

  • University of the District of Columbia 4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

The Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival features three university big band jazz ensembles: University of the District of Columbia (dir. Allyn Johnson), Howard University (dir. Fred Irby, III), and the University of Maryland (dir. Chris Vadala). Produced by the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the festival has been overwhelmingly supported by area audiences since 1987.