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July 19, 2013

Washington’s Airports to Host its Annual Summer Jazz Series
Passengers will be Treated to the Sounds of Sweet Jazz Throughout the Summer

Reagan National and Dulles International airports will host a series of jazz performances throughout the remainder of summer. The performances, which are pre-security and open to the public, will kick off on Tuesday, July 23. The traveling public will receive quite a treat, hearing Brazilian, contemporary, classical, mainstream and soul jazz artists. The series also provides an opportunity for these local artists to showcase their talent for the diverse audience that travels through the Airports.

This year’s third annual summer jazz series includes the largest number of jazz performances ever scheduled. The series is part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Arts Program, which gives passengers a variety of entertainment to enjoy while traveling through Washington’s airports.

A full schedule of events is listed below. Media wishing to cover performances should contact the Airports Authority Media Relations office.

Reagan National Airport

(All performances will be held pre-security on the Concourse Level across from Cosi near Terminal C or Cibo near Terminal B)

Date Musician Location
Tuesday, July 23 (4pm-5pm)/
Friday, Aug. 2 (4pm-5pm)

Tony Craddock, Jr.
contemporary jazz

Cosi - Concourse Level near Terminal C
Tuesday, July 30 (3pm-5pm)

Trio Vera
mainstream jazz

Cibo - Concourse Level near Terminal B
Wednesday, July 31 (3pm-5pm)

The Wayne Wilentz
Quartet

Brazilian jazz

Cosi - Concourse Level near Terminal C
Thursday, Aug. 8 (3pm-5pm) Chelsey Green and
The Green Project

classical soul jazz
Cosi - Concourse Level near Terminal C
Friday, Aug. 9 (3pm-5pm) Swingin' In Tongues
contemporary jazz
Cibo - Concourse Level near Terminal B
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (3pm-5pm) The MARS 4-tet
contemporary jazz
Cosi - Concourse Level near Terminal C

Dulles International Airport

(All performances will be held at the East Security Checkpoint on the Ticketing Level)

Date Musician Location
Thursday, Aug. 1
(2pm-4pm)

The Wayne Wilentz Trio
Brazilian and mainstream jazz

East Security Checkpoint - Ticketing Level
Tuesday, Aug. 6
(2pm-4pm)
Chelsey Green
and The Green Project
soul jazz violinist
East Security Checkpoint - Ticketing Level
Tuesday, Aug. 13
(2pm-4pm)

Heart Song Trio
contemporary jazz

East Security Checkpoint - Ticketing Level
Thursday, Aug. 15
(2pm-4pm)
Jeff Antoniuk and
the Jazz Update

classical jazz
East Security Checkpoint - Ticketing Level

Tuesday, Aug. 20
(2pm-4pm)

Thursday, Aug. 22
(2pm-4pm)

Harry Appleman
classical jazz

Two Smooth Duo
R&B jazz

East Security Checkpoint - Ticketing Level

 

East Security Checkpoint - Ticketing Level

The Airports Authority, through its Arts Program, offers diverse regional, national and international rotating exhibits, live performances and public art displays that celebrate the beauty and creativity of the National Capital Region.

For more information visit the Reagan National and Dulles International airports Art Program pages.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.