Arlington, Va - Praised among our region's standout jazz festivals by JazzTimes magazine, the 18th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival takes place on Saturday (12:30pm - 7:00pm), September 6, 2008, at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy (N. Lynn St. & Lee Hwy), in Arlington, Virginia (just across Key Bridge from Georgetown, 2 blocks from Rosslyn Metro Station).
The event features yet another powerful lineup, including versatile vocalist Holly Cole - Canada's 2008 Juno Awardee for Best Jazz Album"; Grammy Award-winning Salsa Superstars Spanish Harlem Orchestra, in a 90 minute Latin-Meets-Jazz" jam session; harmonica virtuoso Frederic Yonnet and visionary pianist Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes (Gilchrist is known as the pianist for the acclaimed David Murray). A range of fantastic food and drink from local restaurants will be available, and the event will be broadcast live on jazz station WPFW 89.3 FM, and emceed by their on-air personalities. The Rosslyn Jazz Festival is co-sponsored by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District in conjunction with the Rosslyn Renaissance and Arlington Cultural Affairs. 12:30 - 7 pm
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