42nd Annual Alexandria Jazz Festival

Page updated on May 14, 2019 at 1:47 PM

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts hosts the 42nd Annual Alexandria Jazz Festival on Monday, May 27, 1 – 6 p.m. at Waterfront Park at 1A Prince St.

The annual concert is free and open to all ages. Waterfront Park features lawn seating and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnics. Food will also be available on-site for purchase. Grilling, alcohol, and pets are prohibited.


1 pm: U.S. Army Blues (Big Band)

An official part of the United States Army Band, the Army Blues serves as musical ambassadors, sharing and preserving America’s unique contribution to world music: jazz. They have performed at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., and travel with the USO around the world.

2:30 pm: VERONNEAU (Global)

VERONNEAU plays award-winning acoustic jazz with a global twist. French Canadian Lynn Veronneau fronts the multilingual band with her English husband, guitarist Ken Avis. They have toured Europe and North America, with live performances on BBC Radio as well as at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, The Hamilton, and DC Jazz Fest. 

3:30 pm: Dave Kline Band (Contemporary)
Dave Kline Band blends rock, blues, jazz, and folk with the sounds of Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, and Latin America. Its diverse ensemble features Brit Dave Kline on electric violin, Colombian-American Fernando Mojica on electric guitar, Nigerian-American Olaolu Ajibade on drums, and Senegalise Etu Dieng on bass guitar.

4:30 pm: Good Shot Judy (Big Band/Swing)
Good Shot Judy specializes in top-notch classic vocal jazz, recreating a Las Vegas nightclub feel down to its glitz and glamour. Their repertoire mixes big band hits, with standards and modern ballads, keeping everyone swingin’.

As the Metro Platform Improvement Project will be underway, visitors to the historic district are encouraged to bike, walk, take the free King Street Trolley, or DASH or Metro buses. Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/GOAlex for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations for bicycle parking. Visit Where to Park in Old Town for a list of garages and parking lots.

In the event of rain, the concert will move indoors to the Richard Kauffman Auditorium at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. 

For more information or reasonable disability accommodation, contact anne.odell@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5592, Virginia Relay 711.

For media inquiries, contact Alyssa Ross, marketing manager for the Office of the Arts at alyssa.ross@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4572.