Experience Mardi Gras at the Mid‑Atlantic Jazz Festival

Article Contributed by Eigo | Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Headlining the 8th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival are Rene Marie, Houston Person, and Etienne Charles & Creole Soul. All activities are held under one roof at the Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, Maryland from February 16-19, 2017.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Orchestra bring New Orleans to the Festival!

The theme this year is “Celebrating the Second Line,” so who better to bring on the thrill of New Orleans but Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. This pre-festival event will be held on Thursday, February 16. Marsalis and his orchestra’s own Uptown Grand Marshall will lead the Jazz Academy of Music’s Mardi Gras Fundraiser Gala. This black-tie event will include a three-course New Orleans-style dinner and an opening performance by the Jazz Academy Orchestra. 


Theater style seating.
Doors open at 8pm after the Jazz Academy of Music’s
Mardi Gras Fundraiser Gala Dinner!

Other artists include Russell Malone, Steve Turre, Paul Carr, Bobby Broom, Vanessa Rubin, Paul Bollenback, the Greg Hatza ORGANization, Akua Allrich, Janelle Gill, Amy Shook, Savannah Harris, Lavenia Nesmith, Jamie Davis, and the 2016 “Jazz Voice” winner, Noel Simone Wippler.