June kicks off the summer with two of the hottest events in the Washington area – the DC Jazz Festival and the Capital Jazz Fest. The DC Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 1 – 13, 2010, will feature a line-up of talent from around the globe including Paquito D’Rivera, Dianne Reeves, the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band and many others.
Just outside of the District June 4 – 6 is the 18th annual Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. This festival features live contemporary jazz and soul music on two big stages. Guests will see favorites like Raphael Saadiq, Ledisi and Rachelle Ferrell. Other performers include Patti Labelle, Basia, Laura Izibor, and R&B group Mint Condition.