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2015
 
 
Sponsorship Opportunities Available for our three day Award Celebration
2 days of concerts in Jazz Clubs throughout Washington D.C.
Gala Award ceremony on the 3rd day at a soon to be named location
 
Washington DC Jazz Music Awards 
Production Office: 240.694.7560
 
For The People - By the People
"All the People"
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The 1st Annual Washington DC Jazz Music Awards represents an unprecedented
 opportunity for mass media exposure for any artist who have an active 
participation in our program in 2012.
 
Any artist or band can SUBMIT THEIR MUSIC FOR FREE, through 
The Washington DC Jazz Network; electronically.  Handling our submission
process in this manner eliminates the obligation we use to have to
inform every music submission of their status with us.
 
Each artist that is selected to participate in our series of on going events must be 
willing to attend those events regardless of their geographic location.
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Three days of events...
Dates & Venues to be Announced soon...
 
All participants must be member of the Washington DC Jazz Network.
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CATEGORIES
The Best....
 
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Musician of the year
Composer of the year
Poet of the year
Up and coming artist of the year
Recording of the year
Record label of the year
Female singer of the year
Male singer of the year
Best vocal group of the year
Best jazz poet of the year
Best jazz instructor of the year
Best jazz high school band of the year
Best jazz university band of the year
Best jazz festival of the year
Best new artist of the year
Large ensemble of the year
Small ensemble of the year
Arranger of the year
Composer of the year
Trumpeter of the year
Tenor saxophonist of the year
Alto saxophonist of the year
Baritone saxophonist of the year
Soprano saxophonist of the year
Clarinetist of the year
Harmonica of the year
Flutist of the year
Harpist of the year
Guitarist of the year
Pianist of the year
Vibraphonist of the year
Bassist of the year
Drummer of the year
Latin Jazz Artist of the year
Afro Cuban Jazz Artist of the year
Tap Dancer of the year
Organist/Keyboardist of the year
Mallet instrumentalist of the year
Violinist of the year
Jazz Website of the year
Blog of the year
Trombonist of the year
Best book of the year
Best Jazz Musical
Best Jazz Orchestration
Best Jazz Club of the year
Best concert of the year
Best liner notes of the year
Best radio host of the year
Best music reviewer of the year
Best jazz journalist of the year
Best jazz photographer of the year
Photo of the year
Best video of the year
Best jazz workshop of the year
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AWARDS
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The Awards are being established in the named for Artist who have made valuable contributions
to America's Art Form "JAZZ"
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It's Legacy, Roots and African Heritage 
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The John Malachi Lifetime Achievement Award
The Shirley Horn Lifetime Achievement Award
The Keter Betts Lifetime Achievement Award
The Jimmy Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award
The Gil Scott Heron Lifetime Achievement Award
The Duke Ellington Award - Big Band
The Dr. Billy Taylor Award - Jazz Educator
The John Malachi Workshop Award - Jazz Workshop
The Felix Grant Award - Jazz Interviewer
The Askia Muhammad Award - Poet Laureate
The John Malachi Piano Award - Pianist
The Keter Betts Award - Bassist
The Charlie Byrd Award - Guitarist
The Buck Hill Award  - Tenor Saxophone
The Arthur Dawkins Award - Big Band Director
The Fred Irby Award - Big Band Arranger
The Fred Foss Award - Alto Saxophone
The Shirley Horn Award - Female Vocals
The Billy Eckstine Award - Male Vocals
The Bill Harris Award - Blues Guitarist
The Pigfoot Award - Jazz Club
The Calvin Jones Award - Trombonist
The Wallace Roney Award - Trumpet
The Nap Turner Award - Blues Singer
The Brother Hodari Award - Jazz Host
The Jimmy Cobb Award - Drummer
The Brother Black Award - Tap Dancer
The Cortez Taylor Award - Photographer
The Willard Jenkins Award - Jazz Journalist
The Jazz Spotlite News Award - Jazz News
The John Conyers Award - Jazz Forum
Jimmy Heath Award - Jazz Biography
To be continued...
 

 

 

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April Jazz Appreciation Month
Howard University
www.huje.org ;

There I Go! There I Go!There I Go

Innovator & Father 

of the Art of Jazz Vocalese 

"Writing & Singing Lyrics to Improvised Solos 

One of my students 

George V Johnson Jr 

He's Next in Line !Next in Line!

George V Johnson Jr

CEO & Founder

Washington DC Jazz Network 

SNEAK PREVIEW 

Jazz Opera"Soul Station"
The Music of Hank Mobley
Story & Lyrics by George V Johnson Jr

www.georgevjohnsonjr.com

Hank Mobley

SOUL STATION

John Carl Hendricks,

known professionally as Jon Hendricks, was an American jazz lyricist and singer. He is one of the originators of the Art of Jazz  vocalese,

Lori Williams

Donvonte McCoy

Exploring America's Classical Music
It's African Heritage, Legacy & Roots

Leonard Feather : Los Angles Times ​

“The versatile Siraj milking the crow with tricky repetitions on soprano and tenor sax as well as flute”

Rest In Peace 
Actor, Filmmaker, Author
 Ronald Smokey Stevens, recipient of The NAACP 11th Annual Theater Arts Award, a native of Washington D.C.
SNEAK PREVIEW 

Jazz Opera"Soul Station"
The Music of Hank Mobley
Story & Lyrics by George V Johnson Jr

www.georgevjohnsonjr.com


Fly With The Wind 
Featured in Music Player 

Thanks everyone who had helped me on my musical journey. Peace and love

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Benito Gonzalez

Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep-rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world

Thank you for watching my live video 

performing the music of Maze.

Listen to:

Bookendz Remix

New addition 

Voice & Lyrics by

George V Johnson Jr 

In the music player 

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The consummate musician, producer, arranger, songwriter and artist in his own right, Wayne Linsey’s list of credits reads like a who’s who in contemporary music. Legendary names like Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are among the plethora of artists with whom the L.A.-based maestro has worked on stage and in the recording studio. Super producers like Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and hitmakers like Whitney Houston and Earth, Wind & Fire always call Wayne to work on their projects; as a touring musician, Wayne spent many years with the ever-popular band Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, lending his distinctive and soulful touch as the primary keyboardist to the group’s energetic live show.
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A Member of The Washington D.C. Jazz Network

Angela Stribling is probably best known for her television career on BET as Host of Screen Scene, the network’s premier entertainment news show. She spent four years hosting Screen Scene before becoming an integral part of launching BET Jazz. For four years she, along with Ramsey Lewis and Lou Rawls, hosted Jazz Central; A nightly program, featuring performances and interviews with renowned jazz artists. During this time, she also hosted BET Jazz Discovery. Contine reading


JAZZ FASHIONS

For me, music and life are all about style~~~Miles Davis

 

Cock your hat - angles are attitudes~~Frank Sinatra 

 

 

A different type of church
Straight Ahead Live Jazz
Every Friday 6-9pm

"JAZZ MINISTRY"

"It's the best deal in town"

Bring the family * Spread the word * Let's celebrate!

Dick Smith

Executive Producer

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF

 

 

 

RSVP Today!

Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies

Here's to life~~~Shirley Horn

 

"For the Love of Abbey"

Free track here

 

A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
Introducing
"The One and Only"
A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
In The Beginning...
"The Pigfoot Jazz Workshop 1974"
John Malachi
Introducing the One & Only
"YOUR MAJESTY"
George V Johnson Jr
"Passing the torch 1977"
The Father of the Art of Jazz Vocalese
Historic 16 sound bite...
One of my students from Washington DC......
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
"Ladies and Gentlemen
The One and Only"
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
August 3, 1985
Eddie Jefferson's Birthday
Grant's Tomb
JazzMobile
 
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Grammy Award Winner
Live @ the...
BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
"Now's The Time"
Performing Charlie Parker's complete solo Note for Note!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

 

Say Benny.. I penned lyrics to the "Blues March" about 30 years ago and I've never sang them in public.... Oh YEAH!  Let's do them...
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Say! George, do the the "Gingerbread Boy". Don't sing the lyrics, just scat on it!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

"My Little Suede Shoes"
"The Big Chief of The Congo Square Nation"
MOMENTS NOTICE!
Grammy Award Winner
Happy Birthday!
N.E.A. Jazz Master
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
 
I love the Washington DC Jazz Network! 
I love you too....
Cynthia Holiday
Cosmic Band - Mothership
Live at the Blue Whale

SONNY ROLLINS

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artist of the week

 

November 5, 2012

JEANNE GIES 

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

w/ Master Guitarist

HAROLD ALDEN

 

 

New York Post observes that he is "...one of the very finest young guitarists working today." 

More Info Here

 
 
  

 
The Legendary Jimmy Heath Autobiography "I WALKED WITH GIANTS" Available in Book Stores & Online. Order your copy Today!
 

 

 

October 29, 2012

MAXWELL PRICE
 
Present interest Jazz Sextet, performance and film, video, sound tracks, and music scores.
Available for Bookings, Tours, Festivals, Concerts, Workshops and more
 
My Testimony
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W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz greats through today’s social media. 

The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.
I fully endorse this institution  "The Washington DC Jazz Network" and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium
 
 
 

Nation's Highest
Honor in Jazz!!
 
lou donaldson

An Advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music, "JAZZ", it's African American Heritage, Roots & Legacy throughout the world!

George V Johnson, Jr

Executive Director & Founder
Washington DC Jazz Network

The George V Johnson Jr Show

 

The Eddie Jefferson School of Bop

 

 

Hello George, I am proud to be a member of the Washington DC Jazz Network (WDJN).
I am able to find out what's going on in town and on the east coast
and to network with other musicians. I get a lot of my news from the emails I receive from WJN.
I also would like to thank you for supporting the Jazz
program at Howard University in Washington, DC. Keep up the great work.~~~FRED IRBY

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Experience the Standard for Executive Education
 
Howard University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble will present it's Fall Concert @ Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel.


The guest soloist will be saxophonist Javon Jackson. Mr. Jackson is a veteran of the bands of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones and Les McCann. There will also be a performance by AFRO BLUE, the award winning vocal jazz ensemble.
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did~~~Duke Ellington
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WATSON-JOHNSON
DANCE THEATRE

Trenton New Jersey's Premiere Dance Institution

 Presents

"NUTCRACKER CAFE' AU LAIT" Sat., Dec. 22, 2012 RSVP Today!

Bring the Entire Family!

Available for

Bookings & Tours

609.403.6070

Ms. Carol
Artistic Director Founder  Choreographer
B.F.A. Howard University 1980
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

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Washington DC Jazz Network Welcomes

Public Service Announcements (PSA) on radio and television stations.

 Support the Network that Supports you!

 

 

W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz great through today’s social media.
 
The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.

I fully endorse this institution and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium

 

Carmelo Munet
Michelle Rosewoman
 
Greetings DC Family, I'll be appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with a host of other great musicians in February
See you there...
Keep Jazz Alive! 
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TODAY!

  

 

 
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Join the Phenomenal Legacy Empowerment CARIBBEAN CRUISE on the new Carnival Breeze Cruise Ship MAY 19 - May 25, 2013
 

A different type of church
Straight Ahead Live Jazz
Every Friday 6-9pm

"JAZZ MINISTRY"

"It's the best deal in town"

Bring the family * Spread the word * Let's celebrate!

Dick Smith

Executive Producer

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

CELEBRATING 13 YEARS OF
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