2023 Ronnie Wells Main Stage

  • Feb 17 - 19, 2023
  • Ronnie Wells Main Stage

    Hilton Hotel -1750 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, Maryland 20852
Ticket Price $25.00-$85.00 This event is now over

(Artists are subject to change)

SESSION 1 - Friday Evening, February 17, 2023
Friday  7:00 PM     Julieta Eugenio Trio (2022 DC JazzPrix Winner)
Friday  8:30 PM    Joe Locke Group feat. Kenny Washington
Friday 10:00 PM    MAJF Tribute to Roy Hargrove 
                                   [Bruce Williams (Alto Sax), Giveton Gelin (Trumpet), 
                                   Jason Marshall (Baritone Sax), Marc Carey (Piano), 
                                   Ameen Saleem (Bass), Quincy Phillips (Drums)]

SESSION 2 - Saturday Afternoon, February 18, 2023

Saturday  12:00 PM     West Virginia University Jazz Ensemble, Director Jared Sims
                                       w/special guest Joe Locke
Saturday    1:30 PM     Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra
Saturday   3:00 PM     Peabody Institute Jazz Ensemble
                                       w/special guest Walter Smith, III

SESSION 3 - Saturday Evening, February 18, 2023

Saturday  7:00 PM     Kirk Whalum Group 
Saturday  8:30 PM     Ashley Pezzotti with guest Joel Frahm
Saturday 10:00 PM     Texas Tenor Titans
                                       Featuring Kirk Whalum, Walter Smith, III, Paul Carr  

SESSION 4 - Sunday Afternoon, February 19, 2023

Sunday   1:00 PM     Jazz Academy Orchestra, Director Paul Carr
                                    w/special guest Randy Brecker
Sunday  2:30 PM     East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble, Director Carroll Dashiell 
                                    w/special guest Ada Rovatti
Sunday  4:00 PM     Fran Vielma Jazz Orchestra

SESSION 5 - Sunday Evening, February 19, 2023

Sunday  7:00 PM     Scat Summit:  Sharon Clark, Christy Dashiell, Ashley Pezzotti
Sunday  8:30 PM     Paul Carr Jazz Collective
                                    [Paul Carr (Saxophone), Allyn Johnson (Piano), Herlin Riley
                                    (Drums), William "MoBetta" Leadbetter (Bass), Paul Bollenback (Guitar)
Sunday 10:00 PM     Randy Brecker feat. Ada Rovatti
                                    [Randy Brecker (Trumpet), Ada Rovatti (Tenor and Soprano Sax),
                                    Dave Kikoski (Piano), Alex Claffy (Bass), Dennis Chambers (Drum)]


All Ticket purchases are Final and Non-Refundable.

Date & Time

Feb 17 - 19, 2023

Venue Details

Ronnie Wells Main Stage

Hilton Hotel -1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852 Ronnie Wells Main Stage
The Jazz Academy of Music, Inc.

The Jazz Academy of Music Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2002, is a manifestation of a longtime dream of Paul Carr, its Music Director, to extend the music education opportunities afforded him, as an inner city youth, to others.  The Jazz Academy produces the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival which is an annual "Real Jazz" music program with activities under one roof ... A CRUISE ON LAND! 

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