In partnership with Arlington Cultural Affairs, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District is proud to announce the featured performers for the 26th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest. The festival, which regularly draws around 8,000 music fans, will be held on September 10 in Gateway Park and is free to attend. This year’s lineup includes:
AKUA ALLRICH: Allrich is a unique jazz vocalist and D.C. native with blues and soul musical roots. All About Jazz described her music as “[Flowing] with a free, natural energy as engaging as her equally ingenuous personality.”
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ: Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” Touré is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar. He has played concerts and festivals all over the world, including at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Fest, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and the Dave Matthews Band Festival. His 2011 release, The Secret, features Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks and jazz legend John Scofield.
GLEN DAVID ANDREWS BAND: The “Crown Prince of Treme” and one of New Orleans’ most charismatic live performers, Andrews is a jazz trombonist who has headlined the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival, Houston International Festival and more. Andrews hails from a renowned family of musicians, including cousin Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, and was featured in David Simon’s HBO series Treme.
GRUPO FANTASMA: Headlining this event is Grupo Fantasma, a Grammy-winning 10-piece ensemble from Austin. Grupo Fantasma plays Latin-infused funk, jazz and rock with energetic and danceable rhythms. They've been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre, and have served as the backing band for the legendary Prince on multiple occasions, including at the Golden Globes and CBS Super Bowl Bash.
More info: rosslynva.org/jazzfest
Related Destination: Gateway Park
Related Event: 2016 Rosslyn Jazz Fest