Music at the Atlas is the perfect way to celebrate Washington D.C.’s rich musical history. D.C. is the birthplace of Duke Ellington and for more than a century iconic jazz talents from Billie Holiday to Herbie Hancock have played in the District. The Atlas showcases an eclectic mix of local, national, and international musicians. Atlas is a home for musicians from many genres. This season will feature everything from Flamenco to Classical.

Intersections 2019

February 21 - March 3, 2019

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity.

SCHEDULE Read More

Charenee’s current album, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, is a powerful re-interpretation of the poet’s musical library. Jazz Wise Magazine has called the album “an emotional engagement with the material that renders every word believable.” Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable recording to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold musical talents on the rise today.

Buy Tickets Read More

Take your family on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia — Kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C., and became an international star.    

Buy Tickets Read More

Jazz at the Atlas is a highlight of our music series each season. We are dedicated to the preservation and progress of the jazz genre in DC. In addition to presenting local jazz artists, we partner with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to present unique jazz programming each year.

The Jazz Touring Network is a presenter-based membership program that provides support for professional development opportunities and performance fee subsidies for its participants. The Jazz Touring Network prioritizes participation by presenters that work in and with communities under served by the arts. The Jazz Touring Network is a program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

 

 

The French American Jazz Exchange Tours program was created by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in 2012 to expand the impact of the French-American Jazz Exchange Project Grants.

Charenee’s current album, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, is a powerful re-interpretation of the poet’s musical library. Jazz Wise Magazine has called the album “an emotional engagement with the material that renders every word believable.” Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable recording to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold musical talents on the rise today.

Buy Tickets Read More