Levine’s JazzFest 2022 features live performances, workshops, master classes and a jam session.

Levine’s JazzFest 2022 is generously sponsored by the Leonard and Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation.

Randy-Brecker      Friday, April 8th

     An Evening with Randy Brecker

DC Campus: NW, Lang Recital Hall, 7:00 PM
Kick off JazzFest 2022 with a workshop and performance with trumpeter Randy Brecker.


Hugh-Masekela     Saturday, April 9th

     Levine Presents The Music of Hugh Masekela:
     Father of South African Jazz

DC Campus: NW, Lang Recital Hall + Online, 7:00 PM
Blending the traditional music of South Africa with American jazz music, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Hugh Masekela is regarded as giving birth to jazz as it sounds today in South Africa as well as being an ambassador of this music to the rest of the world.


Giveton-Gelin      Sunday, April 10th

     Student Performances

DC Campus: NW, Tent, 2:00 PM
Come hear Levine’s jazz students share their music!
2:00 PM | Levine Jazz Combo, Matthew Dievendorf, instructor
2:30 PM | Recording Jazz Ensemble, James Fernando, instructor

     Master Class: Giveton Gelin

DC Campus: NW, Tent, 4:00 PM
Join us for a master class with trumpeter Giveton Gelin. Mr. Gelin will coach Levine’s Maryland Jazz Band.
Presented in partnership with DC JazzFest. The Giveton Gelin Quintet was a 2021 DCJazzPrix™ Winner.

     Concert: Giveton Gelin Quintet

DC Campus: NW, Tent, 5:00 PM
Join us for a concert featuring The Giveton Gelin Quintet. The Giveton Gelin Quintet is a cohesive group of musicians that takes the traditions of swing, blues, gospel, and adds its own spiritual imprint with an artistic vision to pay tribute to their ancestors, and unify others by incorporating universal human experiences into sound.
Presented in partnership with DC JazzFest. The Giveton Gelin Quintet was a 2021 DCJazzPrix™ Winner.

     Jazz Jam

DC Campus: NW, Tent, 6:00 PM
Join us for the JazzFest2022 Jazz Jam! Jazz jams at Levine are an opportunity for musicians of any age and proficiency to experience jazz from the inside in a fun and structured environment.


Each year Levine provides free or subsidized instruction to more than 650 children across the region.

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