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Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2022

Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Saturday, Sep 10, 2022  1pm - 7pm

  Rosslyn Events



Jazz is back in Rosslyn this milestone year! Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, we're bringing a diverse lineup of four fantastic acts to the stage: Cimafunk, Mwenso & The Shakes, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, and Groove Orchestra!

Jazz Fest is FREE and registration is not required, but encouraged to help us produce the best experience for all in attendance, as there are capacity limits at Gateway Park. Join us at Gateway Park for an afternoon of music, food trucks, yard games, community table experiences, and tons of fun in partnership with Arlington Arts!

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 We’ve got a full week of jazzed up pop-ups to get you excited for Rosslyn Jazz Fest!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6: Kick off the week of Jazz Fest on from 6-8 p.m. at Assembly Food Hall’s outdoor patio with a pop-up performance by Stickman Band!
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7: Enjoy live music from Blue Dot Jazz Troupe at the Freshfarm Farmers Market, as well as a happy hour hosted by Open Road from 5-7 p.m.!
  • Thursday, Sept. 8: Rosslyn’s first ever Rosslyn Rolling Concert is here! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. an open-top bus will hit the streets through the Rosslyn neighborhood (and beyond) with the BroadSound Band performing a mix of jazz and pop hits.


You got questions? The Rosslyn BID has the answers! Click here to learn more about the do's, don'ts, tips, and tricks to make your Rosslyn Jazz Fest experience great.


1-2 p.m.              Groove Orchestra

2:20-3:20 p.m.  Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

3:45-5 p.m.       Mwenso & The Shakes

5:30-7 p.m.       Cimafunk

For more information, check out our press release here and get ready for the festival by listening to the playlist below featuring this year's artists!



Named by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to watch,” Cimafunk is by far one of the most exciting new faces in the Latin music space. Singer, composer, and producer, the young Cuban sensation offers a bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms.

By bringing out the best in Cuban rhythms and traditions and infusing sounds and styles from Africa and the U.S., Cimafunk is redefining contemporary Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the fusion of Black cultures. This year alone, Cimafunk performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and will be participating in the Glastonbury Music Festival in June. Check out their recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert here, and our Q&A here!

Mwenso & The Shakes

Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists out of Harlem. Immigrants from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, they take from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown, and many other American musical legends. Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show the New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient.”

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specializes in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.'s and The Meters; and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar.

It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to the heart and head and makes the body break out in a sweat. The trio is currently opening for Jack White and The Black Crowes as part of their summer tour.  

Groove Orchestra

Groove Orchestra is led by multi-instrumentalist Samuel Prather who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He has developed a reputation for performing with and producing all types of acts including Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Soul, and R&B. He has worked with Raul Midon, Fred Yonnet, Hugh Masekela, Cyrus Chestnut, Pharoh Saunders, and Bennie Maupin to name a few. Check out our Q&A with Samuel here!

Stay tuned for more details as this event approaches! Subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for regular updates and reminders, and follow us on social media to stay in the loop on all things #RosslynJazz.

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