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DC JazzFest Concert - Jacques Schwarz-Bart

DC Jazz Fest - Jacques Schwarz-Bart | La Maison Française 

The DC Jazz Festival, FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a FACE Jazz & New Music Concert with saxophonist, Jacques Schwarz-Bart at La Maison Française on Wednesday, October 27. 

The DC Jazz Fest as a non-profit service organization is an annual jazz festival held for nearly two weeks in Washington, DC. The DCJF organization provides enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz; our nation’s singular original art form. DCJF presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, DCJF has nourished the community with music education programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students. The lineup for the 2021 DC JazzFest features an eclectic and diverse cast of Grammy winners, burgeoning jazz superstars and a slew of DC's finest talent.


About Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Jacques is a New York based jazz saxophonist who has been at the center of several musical revolutions: neo soul next to D’angelo and Erika Badu and New Jazz as a founding member of Roy Hargrove RH Factor. He outright created two surging new styles: Gwoka Jazz, and Voodoo jazz, reuniting jazz music with its Afro-Caribbean and spiritual origins. Jacques’ impressionistic writing, powerful tone, and wide-ranging language – both lyrical and angular – have fueled a growing presence on the world stage.

Born in Guadeloupe as son of acclaimed writers, Jacques decided to follow his own vision as a band leader in 2005 and finalized his Gwoka Jazz Project. Jacques and his Gwoka Project recorded two albums for Universal, Soné Ka La and Abyss, which have built his current career as an internationally acclaimed jazz band leader.



Please note that masks and proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours of attendance) will be required for this event. 

All necessary measures are taken, including but not limited to: controlled capacity, frequent cleaning of high traffic area, circulation patterns, and safe social distancing throughout the buildings and embassy grounds. 

If you are an at-risk person, have symptoms, have been in contact with a sick person or a person who has tested positive for Covid19 in the last 14 days, we ask that you do not come to this event.