Host Committee

  • Vocalist/Pianist (Headliner): Frank McComb
  • Council Member at Large: Robert White
  • Council Member at Large: David Grasso
  • Council Member at Large: Anita Bonds
  • Council Member Ward 6: Charles Allen
  • Duke Ellington/Washington Jazz Arts Institute: Davey Yarborough
  • UDC: Judith Korey
  • Founding Chair of DC Jazz Fest: Claude Bailey
  • Artistic Director of DC Jazz Fest: Willard Jenkins
  • Executive Director of DC Jazz Fest: Sunny Sumter
  • Washington Renaissance Orchestra: Nasar and Baiyina Abadey
  • Ward 1 Council Member: Brianne K. Nadeau
  • Ward 4 Council Member: Brandon Todd
  • Jazz Vocalist: Shirleta Settles
  • Ben's Chili Bowl Foundation: Bernard Demczuk
  • Host Committee Chair Lincoln Motors: Vince Trasatti
  • President of the Washington DC Chapter of the Recording Academy: Carl "Kokayi" Walker
  • HumanitiesDC: Joy Ford Austin
  • Pastors of Covenant Baptist UCC: Drs. Christine and Dennis Wiley
  • The Capitol Hill BID
  • Ward 7 Council Member: Vincent Gray
  • Council Member at Large: Elissa Silverman
  • President of the DC Chamber of Commerce: Vincent Orange
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