In recent years–under the enthusiastic leadership of MPAartfest Music Curator Ken Avis–music has become an integral and much-loved part of MPAartfest. The 15th Annual MPAartfest will continue this tradition with performances throughout the day by some of the DC-area’s most celebrated musicians.
This year’s expanded musical program features an international roster of critically acclaimed artists, including Project Locrea, Irene Jalenti, Josanne Francis, and more.
10:00am: Blues Alley Youth Jazz Orchestra — Premier youth Big Band Swing orchestra
11:00am: Sheyda Do’a Band — Latin and world vocals from an Albanian vocalist
12:00pm: Nataly Merezhuk’s Hot Band — A violin virtuoso with one foot in classical and one foot in gypsy jazz!
1:00pm: Project Locrea — An all-star international collective featuring musicians from China, Argentina, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Peru, and even the USA
2:00pm: Irene Jalenti — Italian vocalist and loop artist
3:00pm: Josanne Francis — Steel pan drum gem from Trinidad and Tobago