Book the smooth, soulful and unique voice of George V Johnson Jr and his amazing band as they deliver the perfect blend of contemporary jazz, classic bebop, and funky grooves. Elijah Easton (sax), Donvonte McCoy (trumpet), Allyn Johnson (piano), Herman Burney (bass), and Dana-j Hawkins (drums) This ensemble brings a perfect balance of Dynamics while breathing new life into each classic, iconic tune. George has perfect command of his jazz vocabulary, which is not surprising since, he was mentored by the best, the Grand Pop of vocalese, Eddie Jefferson, and James Moody. Eddie even claimed George was the next in-line for sheer skill and dominance in jazz vocals.. Its like having a “Magic Jukebox” that plays all the best tunes and in the right order too. It will be a unforgettable evening of music and ORIGINAL lyrics to Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Shirley Horn, George Cables, Hank Mobley, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Joe Henderson, Lou Donaldson, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly and more... All Aboard The Gravy Train

MILLENNIUM STAGE (IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM) Jazz Song George V. Johnson Jr The Music of Charlie Parker MILLENNIUM STAGE Native Washingtonian, jazz vocalist-songwriter, and recording artist George V. Johnson Jr. will perform (alongside his bandmates) excerpts from the “jazzical” Jazz Iz Really Classical Music, a.k.a. Ah-Leu-Cha, a spirited tribute to Charlie Parker featuring Johnson’s original lyrics. A collaboration with DC Jazz Festival Online advance reservations for a given performance date will open on a rolling basis, opening every Wednesday two weeks out from the date. Thu. Aug. 31, 2023 6p.m. On Sale Wed. Aug. 16, 2023 10a.m. Event Information GENRE JAZZ PART OF A SERIES SOCIAL IMPACT PART OF DC JAZZ FESTIVAL