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April 2012

UDC Chorale Spring Concert

April 22, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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April 2014

JAM – Jazz Appreciation Month – Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival

April 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $20

The Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival celebrates 28 years of world-class jazz at the University of the District of Columbia. The Big Band sound returns to UDC as the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III) and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) once again cap off Jazz Appreciation Month with a with a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping good time. Produced by UDC's…

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February 2015

Rep. John Lewis talk and book signing

February 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Black History Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Featuring Congressman John Lewis, and Andrew Aydin, "March" series Co-Authors Registration is available online. For more information please click here.

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December 2015

UDC annual holiday concert

December 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University of the District of Columbia presents its annual holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community. The UDC Chorale directed by Richard Odom, starts the evening with a program of choral music followed by the gospel sound of The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. The UDC Jazz Ensemble directed by Allyn Johnson closes the program with big band jazz sure to spread the holiday spirit.

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April 2016

Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival@UDC

April 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 p.m. The Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival celebrates 30 years of world-class jazz at the University of the District of Columbia. The Big Band sound returns to UDC as the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III) and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) once again cap off Jazz Appreciation Month…

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June 2016

Free ‘Jazz in the ‘Hoods’ concert@UDC

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Charlie Young w/Allyn Johnson and the UDC JAZZtet perform Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Info: (202) 274-5803 - www.jazzaliveudc.org UDC Theatre of the Arts (Bldg.46-East). UDC's JAZZAlive and Van Ness Main Street join the DC Jazz Festival as part of Jazz in the 'Hoods. Jazz in the 'Hoods is a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival and is an exciting partnership with local venues in celebration of jazz in our nation's capital. The concert features superb saxophonist and…

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October 2016

Jazz Concert: UDC Small Jazz Ensembles

Jazz ensembles under the direction of Allyn Johnson serve up an afternoon of original arrangements and compositions for your lunch hour enjoyment. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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Jazz Concert @ UDC: Allyn Johnson Ensemble

Allyn Johnson features selections from his new recording - The Art of Becoming. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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November 2016

JAZZAlive @ UDC: Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist on the Bandstand

Favorite pianist and UDC Jazz Studies Director Allyn Johnson curates a JAZZAlive series featuring performance and conversation. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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Annual Joseph L. Rauh Lecture by Senator Cory Booker

November 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 24th Joe Rauh Lecture and book talk with United States Senator Cory Booker, author of the new book "United." The Lecture and reception to follow are free of charge; a $75 donation is requested for the pre-lecture reception. Learn more at http://www.law.udc.edu/event/Booker.

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Jazz Concert: UDC Small Jazz Ensembles

Join the jazz ensembles under the direction of Allyn Johnson for a Thanksgiving celebration. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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February 2017

JAZZforum–David Sager: “The First Jazz Recording”

Trombonist and jazz historian David Sager returns to JAZZforum to discuss the first jazz recording and the events leading up to and following that historic event in 1917. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org//jazz/events.php/

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Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist on the Bandstand & Master Class–Duane Eubanks

Allyn Johnson invites award-winning trumpeter Duane Eubanks to share his expertise in a master class and in a session of conversation and performance. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org//jazz/events.php/

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Jazz Concert: UDC Small Jazz Ensembles

Join the jazz ensembles under the direction of Allyn Johnson for our Black History Month celebration. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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March 2017

JAZZAlive @ UDC: Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist on the Bandstand

Favorite pianist and UDC Jazz Studies Director Allyn Johnson curates a JAZZAlive series featuring performance and conversation. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist in a Masterclass–Ralph Peterson

Allyn Johnson invites acclaimed musician, recording artist, and one of the most distinctive and recognizable drummers in jazz, Ralph Peterson, to share his expertise as a master drummer and educator. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org//jazz/events.php/

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JAZZforum–Bob Porter — Soul Jazz and the Black Community, 1945-1975

Record producer, jazz writer and broadcaster Bob Porter discusses his new book Soul Jazz: Jazz in the Black Community, 1945-1975, which complies a history of jazz in the back community in the period from the end of World War II until the end of the Vietnam War. Book signing follows presentation. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org//jazz/events.php/

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April 2017

Jazz Concert: UDC Small Jazz Ensembles

Jazz ensembles under the direction of Allyn Johnson celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in a variety of flavors. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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JAZZAlive @ UDC: Allyn Johnson and Meet the Artist on the Bandstand

Favorite pianist and UDC Jazz Studies Director Allyn Johnson curates a JAZZAlive series featuring performance and conversation. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts Building 46-West. Learn More at www.JazzAliveUDC.org

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JAZZforum–Paul Combs: “The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron”

Musician and educator Paul Combs is the author of Dameronia, the first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron, an important and widely influential figure in jazz history and one of the most significant of composers and arrangers. Book signing will follow presentation. This JAZZforum is a prelude to Combs' concert of Dameron's music on the Take 5! Series at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum on April 20, 2017. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org//jazz/events.php/

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June 2017

DC JazzPrix Finals

June 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DCJazzPrix, a national competition, now in its second year, was created to recognize the finest rising jazz band talent from across the U.S. The winning band is to be honored with a $15,000 award and receive pivotal professional development and visibility through a year-long association with DCJF. Free entry, but registration required. Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-jazzprix-finals-udc-tickets-34300283070

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ALIVE! 55+ and Kicking – The Musical

June 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ALIVE! is about healing and the transformative power of story and song. Alive! shares the sounds, the music,the stories, and the victories of our black American musical landscape. It will have you singin', shoutin', laughin' and crying! ALIVE! features a unique blend of gospel,jazz, R&B and pop music – songs that serve as a soundtrack for all generations. Through the music and through authentic stories and testimonies, ALIVE! tells how it used to be and how life can be going…

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September 2017

UDC Law marks 60 years of the Civil Rights Act

September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Long Game: Why the 1957 Civil Rights Act Still Matters Today (Moved to UDC Auditorium at the end of Windom St., NW, 1 block north of the Van Ness Metro Station) UDC David A. Clarke School of Law and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will proudly co-sponsor an afternoon panel discussion on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which established the Civil Rights Division (CRD) of the…

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December 2017

UDC’s Annual Holiday Concert

The University of the District of Columbia presents its annual holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community. The UDC Chorale directed by Richard Odom, starts the evening with a program of choral music followed by the gospel sounds of The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. The UDC Jazz Ensemble directed by Allyn Johnson closes the program with big band jazz sure to spread the holiday spirit. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org//jazz/events.php/?utm_source=FREE+JAZZAlive+Events+-FALL+2017&utm_campaign=FALL+2015+JAZZAlive+Events

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April 2018

Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival

Jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III), and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) will perform at UDC to cap off Jazz Appreciation Month. Tickets are $20 (general admission), $15 (seniors), and $10 (students). Learn more and buy tickets at http://www.lrdudc.wrlc.org/jazz/festival.php

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December 2018

UDC Annual Holiday Concert

The University of the District of Columbia presents its annual holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community. The UDC Chorale directed by Richard Odom, starts the evening with a program of choral music followed by the gospel sounds of The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. The UDC Jazz Ensemble directed by Allyn Johnson closes the program with big band jazz sure to spread the holiday spirit. Learn more at http://lrdudc.wrlc.org/jazz/events.php

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