DC Jazz Festival Celebrates MLK Day East of the River

The DC Jazz Festival, John Phillips Sousa Middle School, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington are proud to celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday with In Celebration of MLK: Lift Every Voice and Sing at John Phillip Sousa Middle School (MS), on Monday, January 17th 2011 at 1 p.m. in the John Phillip Sousa Auditorium.

A partnership between the DC Jazz Festival, John Phillips Sousa Middle School, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Lift Every Voice and Sing concert— part of the national MLK Day of Service initiative— will include choir and dance performances by Sousa MS students and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Teen Arts Performers.  Performances will also include Sousa MS students reciting excerpts from Martin Luther King’s historical speeches.

The event is part of Martin Luther King’s Day of Service where thousands of Americans across the country celebrate the national holiday honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. by making the holiday “a day ON, not a day off.” For more info regarding the event, please contact: Daniel Baez at daniel.baez@dcjazzfest.org.  John Phillip Sousa Middle School is located at 3650 Ely Place, South East, Washington D.C. 20019.

This DCJF Education Program is sponsored in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the NEA Foundation.

Sunny Sumter
Executive Director, DC Jazz Festival
2550 M Street, NW,  9th Floor, Washington, DC  20037
TEL: 202-457-7628;  FAX: 202-457-5513  EMAIL: sunny.sumter@dcjazzfest.org, WEBSITE: www.dcjazzfest.org

SAVE THE DATE: 2011 DC Jazz Festival, June 1-13th, 100 performances in 50+ venues.

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