Silver Spring Jazz Festival 2016


Saturday, September 10th
Veterans Plaza

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Line-up
3:00pm Festival Welcome
3:15pm Jazz Academy of Music
4:30pm Todd Marcus Quintet
5:45pm Tamara Wellons Band
7:00pm Marcus Johnson presents The Urban Jam Band

David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. Having contracted polio at the age of three, Dave was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. His career has included touring and playing with Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, and Luther Vandross.

His 1979 release of “Hideaway” became a popular hit and propelled Dave’s ascent with the single, “Seduction” being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. His single, “All I Need Is You” won Dave his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.

Dave largely conceived and hosted the NBC show, Night Music, from 1988 to 1990. Produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, the show featured legendary musicians from different genres, had them perform individually, then at the end, would all get together and do something collectively. The show included Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis and Al Green, Indigo Girls, Conway Twitty and Red Hot Chilly Peppers. Additionally, Dave has regularly hosted the “After New Year’s Eve” TV special on ABC. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dave hosted a syndicated radio program, “The Jazz Show with David Sanborn.” Dave has also recorded many shows’ theme songs as well as several other songs for The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.

• The 2016 Silver Spring Jazz Festival takes place at Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place (at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street). The Silver Spring Jazz Festival is presented by Montgomery County Government, the Celebrate Downtown Silver Spring Foundation, Montgomery County Recreation, The Silver Spring Urban District, and corporate sponsors: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Maryland State Arts Council, The Fillmore Silver Spring, The Silver Spring Courtyard by Marriott, The Beacon, and ABC7/WJLA.

Free parking is available at the Town Center and Wayne Avenue Garage. Event is within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro.

Please bring your own chair.


About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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