Jazz In The Garden Returns this Summer!

By: Dominic Salacki

Get ready for some jazz in the garden for the summer season, rather a free concert series that highlights local and national musicians, located at one of Washington D.C.'s most renowned museums.

"The National Gallery of Art’s weekly summer concert series, Jazz in the Garden, returns on Friday and runs every Friday until August 25 in the museum’s Sculpture Garden. These free concerts will spotlight local and national musicians; this week’s performance features NYC-based Brazilian bluegrass band Matuto."


  • May 19 Matuto (Brazilian Bluegrass)
  • May 26 United States Coast Guard Dixieland Band (Dixieland Jazz)
  • June 2 Leigh Pilzer (saxophone)
  • June 9 Dan Bárta & Robert Balzar Trio (Czech Jazz)
  • June 16 Michael Thomas Quintet (Collaboration with DC Jazz Festival)
  • June 23 Juanita Williams (Blues singer)
  • June 30 Victor Provost (Steel Pan Caribbean Jazz)
  • July 7 Speakers of the House (Rock Fusion)
  • July 14 Onyx Club Boys (Gypsy Swing)
  • July 21 Elijah Jamal Balbed (Jazz Go-Go Fusion)
  • July 28 3Divas (Instrumental Jazz)
  • August 4 Incendio (World Guitar)
  • August 11 Zili (World Soul)
  • August 18 Davina and the Vagabonds (Jazz, Blues)
  • August 25 Black Masala (Eclectic)

Jazz in the Garden
Every Friday (starting May 19th)
5 to 8:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden
Between 7th and 9th Streets NW, along Constitution Avenue