Press Release

For immediate release

October 3, 2017

Media Contact:
Jevin Hodge, LINK Strategic Partners
jhodge@linksp.com, 480.584.1859


JAZZ STAR FRANK MCCOMB HEADLINES CAPITOL HILL JAZZ FOUNDATION’S INAUGURAL HILL FEST

Jazz musicians, DC organizations and local leaders partner to launch inaugural conference and festival

WASHINGTON — The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation launches the inaugural Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Hill Fest in Washington, D.C. starting on Wednesday October 4, 2017 running through October 7, 2017.

Jazz star Frank McComb headlines the festival’s concert, along with five other national and local acts. The concert will be held October 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Garfield Park, located at 2nd St. SE and F St. SE in Washington, DC. The festival is made possible by a partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation.

Hill Fest will bring musicians together in an effort to translate performances to policy. The festival starts with a conference addressing policy concerns that directly affect musicians on a local and national level, followed by a day-long concert.

"D.C. has some of the deepest jazz roots in the world, so I can't wait for the first Hill Fest which will host jazz artists here in the capital of jazz,” said D.C. At-Large Councilmember Robert White, Jr. “I know it will excite jazz lovers like me and introduce a new generation to this beautiful genre.”

For a full schedule, list of performers, and conference panels, visit www.hillfest.org.

For more information on Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, visit www.capitolhilljazzfoundation.org.

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About Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation

The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation's mission is to serve the Washington D.C. jazz community by providing a weekly jam session, an annual jazz festival, and arts advocacy on behalf of D.C. jazz musicians. The Foundation's vision is to financially assist Washington D.C.-based jazz musicians, venues, and jazz education programs. For further information on Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, visit www.capitolhilljazzfoundation.org, or like Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capitolhilljazzfoundation.



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For immediate release

September 14, 2017

Media Contact:
Jevin Hodge, LINK Strategic Partners
jhodge@linksp.com, 480.584.1859


WASHINGTON - The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation announces six amazing performers and twelve new sponsors to support the inaugural Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Hill Fest in Washington, D.C.

Jazz star Frank McComb headlines the festival, along with five other national and local acts. The inaugural event will be held Oct. 7, 2017 at Garfield Park from 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hill Fest will bring musicians together in an effort to translate performances to policy. The festival starts with a conference addressing policy concerns that directly affect musicians on a local and national level, followed by a day-long concert.

The performing acts include:

  • Friendship Charter Tech Prep Marching Band, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Main Stage
  • Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Main Stage
  • Bobby Felder and the Capitol All Stars Big Band Jazz Ensemble, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Main Stage
  • The Jolley Brothers and Grammy Award-Winning Bassist Ben Williams Presents: Band of Brothers, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Main Stage
  • Sam Prather and the Groove Orchestra, 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Main Stage
  • Frank McComb, Headlining Act, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Main Stage


"The musicians are the heart of the Jazz scene. We are honored and excited to welcome all of our performing acts," said Aaron Myers, Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Board Chairman. "We would like to extend a special thank you to Frank McComb for serving as the Hill Fest headlining act. Frank's vibrant energy will be a driving force for our inaugural Hill Fest."

The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Hill Fest sponsors supports the work of Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation and provides the needed assistance and support for the inaugural Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Hill Fest. The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation exists to revitalize the community appreciation for the unique importance of jazz in Washington, D.C., the region, the country, and beyond.

"We are proud to welcome our inaugural Hill Fest sponsors," said Executive Director Herbert Scott. "We look forward to joining forces and to spreading the message of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation."

The sponsors include:


"Mr. Henry's is pleased with the growth and contribution of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation to the music scene in DC and to the community of DC," said Mark Steele, General Manager of Mr. Henry's restaurant. "We are happy to be a part of their success and thank Herb Scott, Aaron Myers, and the many volunteers and musicians who have made the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation a part of the fabric of Capitol Hill."

For more information on Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, visit www.capitolhilljazzfoundation.org.

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About Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation

The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation's mission is to serve the Washington D.C. jazz community by providing a weekly jam session, an annual jazz festival, and arts advocacy on behalf of D.C. jazz musicians. The Foundation's vision is to financially assist Washington D.C.-based jazz musicians, venues, and jazz education programs. For further information on Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, visit www.capitolhilljazzfoundation.org, or like Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capitolhilljazzfoundation.

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