Petworth Jazz Project comes roaring back this Saturday

Baroque classical, hip hop, spoken word poetry, Baba Ras D, food truck... it's the Petworth Jazz Project all right.

Last month's Petworth Jazz Project was rained out -- and I know for a fact that the decision to cancel was a hard one, and came 20 minutes before the rain actually stopped and the evening weather turned beautiful. (Murphy's Law?)

This month's show on Saturday, August 26th at 5:30pm at the Petworth Rec Center (801 Taylor St) should be truly stellar. Offering a collaboration between the Washington Bach Consort and the Art Munks of The Sanctuaries, the show will feature classical Baroque performances followed by original works in response by the Art Munks. These "reply" performances will vary by artist, from hip hop and spoken word poetry to Carnatic South Indian singing and unique visual arts. This will truly be a one-of-a kind experience.

And hey, Petworth News is hosting the show! 

Event Schedule

FOOD TRUCK: Ricksha Streetside Indian

Obligatory notes: There are no blankets available, DPR doesn't allow dogs in the park, and remember to take your trash with you! 

(photo: Bach Consort)


The Washington Bach Consort, founded in 1977, is the nations premier Baroque chorus and orchestra. Its mission is to perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries.

The Art Munks are an expression of the soul of DC. Drawing wisdom from their diverse backgrounds and traditions. The Art Munks combine the visual arts, spoken word poetry, and hip hop with music that reveals soul, folk, and classical Indian carnatic influences. They harness the power of this rare and unique fusion to amplify marginalized stories, raise awareness of social issues, and inspire audiences to discover their own capacity to make a difference. 

The Art Munks are a project of The Sanctuaries led by the Reverend Erik Martinez Resly. Their mission is "to empower people to live creative and soulful lives. We're harnessing the power of the creative arts to transform two of the most divisive issues of our time — race and religion — into forces for personal growth and social change. 

Also, don't miss this show on Sept 2nd:

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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