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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Feelin' It All Over in DC

"You Can Feel It All Over" Stevie Wonder sang in his musical tribute to Duke Ellington, "Sir Duke"

now comes the renewal of the Duke Eliington Jazz fest

[October 1, Washington, DC] The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival (DEJF)
kicks off its fourth festival this evening in its traditional
invitational gala opening event at longtime venue partner, the
Inter-American Development Bank. The gala features Paquito D'Rivera,
the great saxophonist from Cuba who serves as the DEJF's artistic
advisor, and Turtle Island String Quartet performing the music of John
Coltrane, the CD for which they won the Grammy Award this year. The
festival opens to the public on October 2 and runs through October 7.The DEJF is a highly anticipated event in the nation's capital for its
impressive mix of local, national and international artists and its
presentation of over 100 programs and performances at more than 40
diverse venues in different neighborhoods of Washington, DC.

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