Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rosslyn Jazz Festival this Saturday

The Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be sending out groovin' vibrations this Saturday, September 8, in Rosslyn's Gateway Park from 1pm to 7pm.  The headliner is Joshua Redman, a saxophone player who has drawn inspiration from jazz legend and current Rosslyn resident James Coltrane.  Also on the bill are Afro Blue, a vocal jazz ensemble from Howard University; the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, whose music, like Rosslyn's Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, brings gospel to unexpected places; and RenĂ© Marie, born in Warrington, Virginia, in the Rosslyn countryside.  You don't want to miss this great afternoon of music.

The above video presents the Joshua Redman Quartet playing Headin' Home.  Georgetown is just across Key Bridge from Rosslyn's Gateway Park, downtown DC is just across the Roosevelt Bridge, Crystal City and Alexandria are just down Route 110, and Centreville is just a short distance west of Rosslyn.  Everyone should be heading to their spiritual home in Rosslyn for all this jazz.

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