UDC News


April 2, 2007


Contact:          Mike Andrews
                        University Spokesperson
                        (202) 274-5685

                                    Judith Korey
                                    (202) 274-5803

Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival Celebrates 21 Years of World Class Jazz at the University of the District of Columbia

                        Washington, D.C. – On Monday, April 30, 2007 at 8:00 p.m., the Big Band sound returns to the University of the District of Columbia for the 21st year at the Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival.  Once again the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III), and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) will cap off Jazz Appreciation Month with a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping good time.  Produced by the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, this show remains one of the most anticipated events on Washington, D.C.’s jazz calendar.

            Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Music Program, Building 46 West on UDC’s Van Ness campus located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, or online at www.instantseats.com.  Tickets are $20 (general admission), $15 (seniors), and $10 (students) and will also be available at the University Auditorium door on the night of the performance.  The University Auditorium (Building 46 East) is conveniently located on Metro’s Red Line at the Van Ness – UDC stop.  Free parking is available on the night of the festival (parking entrance on Van Ness Street).

            Contact Judith Korey at (202) 274-5803 or JazzAlive@udc.edu for more information.  A photo in support of this event may be found at www.lrdudc.wrlc.org/events.html







            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.