2013 Silver Spring Jazz Festival

    • Saturday, September 7, 2013 • 4:30-10 PM

    Event Tags: Festivals




    4:30p.m.                       Festival Welcome

    4:45 p.m.                      National Philharmonic presents Songbook

    6:00 p.m.                      Noah Haidu

    7:15 p.m.                      The Marcus Johnson Project

    8:30 p.m.                      Branford Marsalis


    10th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival, September 7th

    4:30-10:00pm, Veterans Plaza (Corner of Ellsworth and Fenton St.)


    The Silver Spring Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis headlining an evening featuring Marcus Johnson, the Noah Haidu Quintet, and National Philharmonic presents Songbook.  The Silver Spring Jazz Festival takes place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 4:30-10:00pm in downtown Silver Spring.


    Branford Marsalis -  Having gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet in the early 1980s, Branford Marsalis also performed and recorded with a who’s who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins. He has collaborated with such diverse artists as Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. His varied interests are further reflected in his explorations in film, radio and television, including his role as the musical director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for two years in the early 1990s. In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts conferred the prestigious Jazz Masters Fellowship on the Marsalis Family, a celebration and acknowledgement of a family described by the New York Times as “jazz’s most storied living dynasty,” who has made an indelible mark, collectively and individually, on the history and the future of jazz, America’s art form.


    Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation and to bring a blanket and/or beach chair.  The concert is located a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station.  Public parking facilities are located at the corner of Cameron Street and Second, and at the corner of Colesville Road and Spring Street.  For more information, visit montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.


    The headliner is the renown saxophone legend Branford Marsalis!  See what the Silver Spring Patch has to say: