With more than 125 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, DC and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. Artists performing as part of the DC Jazz Festival include: John McLaughlin
, Pharoah Sanders
, Lionel Loueke
, Lonnie Liston Smith, Johnny Artis, Sol Roots
, Brandee Younger, Will Rast, Hot 8 Brass Band and many more! Full information can be found be visiting the website DC Jazz Fest
The Sol Roots
Trio performs two evening concerts as part of the DC Jazz Festival on Sunday June 9th and June 16th beginning at 8pm. This DC Jazz Festival venue is JoJo Bar, located on historic U St in Washington DC. U Street ranks among Washington, DC’s nightlife hot spots and is home to some of the city’s best nightclubs and theaters. Known as the home to jazz legend Duke Ellington, the U Street neighborhood was once the nation’s Black Broadway" and home to the largest concentration of African American social clubs, religious organizations, theaters, and jazz clubs. There will be special discounts for The DC Blues Society and Songwriters Association of Washington card members at the Sol Roots Trio concerts. Also offered will be half price bottles of wine with dinner.
Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer" Jambase.
Sol Roots is an exceptional guitarist & a wonderful spirit....with an extraordinary ability to fit the perfect approach and composition to each song." Fred Cannon, Senior VP at BMI
The DC Jazz Festival's mission is to provide enriching and entertaining jazz programs for the broadest possible demographic; to further illuminate the enduring legacy of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats; and to further enhance Washington, DC as a vibrant cultural destination with year-round programming that will establish the DC Jazz Festival among the finest jazz festivals in the world.
Sol Roots is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol and his band create a unique blend of energetic rock, gritty blues, jazz, and raw funk, all delivered with deep soul. Sol Roots has toured across the east coast U.S. at many premier festivals and venues and have been on bills with Jon Cleary
, The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph, Jackie Greene, Eric Lindell, Walter Wolfman" Washington and more.
Sol has performed on stage and in the studio with musical heavyweights Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and with the international guitar hero Cool John Ferguson, who he performed with steadily for years. Sol has soaked in much from funk, blues, jazz, and soul heroes such as Roy Lee Johnson, Albert White, and Robert Lee Coleman, while touring and gigging with these artists. Sol also created a buzz with his underground blues hiphop album entitled “Volume: Blue," that carried him overseas to perform these sets live.
With a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a unique and talented band of musicians.