King Holiday Jazz at Howard University

King Holiday Jazz at Howard University

On Monday, January 19th, from noon to 10 PM,  musicians will celebrate the memory and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they have for several decades, with an annual jam session at Howard University.  Blues and jazz musicians from the DC area and visitors on tour will stop by to perform, listen, remember, and share. This expression of energy and harmony is always one of the most profound musical experiences of this day.

This year’s historic inauguation means a change of venue from Blackburn Center to historic Rankin Chapel. The context and setting will both contribute meaning to this extraordinary, heart-felt event. Drop by this free event. Experience the living expression of Dr. King’s legacy and America’s cultural vitality.

King Holiday Jazz Jam Session
Monday, January 19, 2009, Noon to 10 PM
Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University
2400 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20059



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4 Responses to “King Holiday Jazz at Howard University”

  1. Inauguration Arts Events « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] King Holiday Jazz Jam Session, Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University. January 19th, noon to 10PM. Free; a remarkable event. Details here. […]

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    […] will remember Dr. King through a day of service or in commemorative gatherings like the King Holiday Jazz Jam Session at Howard’s Rankin Chapel, but please remember that a man is in jail for speaking truth to […]

  4. 2010 King Holiday Jazz at Howard University « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] Last year’s event was shifted to Rankin Chapel due to Innaguration Week events but, as far as we know, Blackburn hosted the event for the preceding 22 years. The day-long celebration is is sponsored by the Office of the Director of the Blackburn University Center, in collaboration with Earl Banks Lettum Play. Drop by on Monday, and bring the family. […]

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