Blues Alley Jazz Society
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20027

Phone: 202-544-3230

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The Blues Alley Jazz Society (BAJS) was founded in 1985 by then internationally-renowned jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and its corresponding nightclub namesake located in the nation's capital. The Blues Alley Jazz Society is dedicated to the musical philosophy of youth, jazz, and education.

Now in its 20th anniversary year, it has singularly been responsible for the formation of the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, designed to benefit Washington area student musicians; Blues Alley "Summer Jazz Camp" at Carter Barron, in cooperation with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program; and the BIG BAND JAM! during Jazz Appreciation Month©, occurring annually in April. BAJS is also creating an educational partnership with the venerable Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Through a series of systemic partnerships with leading area agencies and institutions, BAJS has formulated alliances with the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts, DC Commission on the Arts, and others, including many jazz-industry giants.

The Society places a premium on youth jazz education through the formulation of public-private partnerships by providing a free and open performance-oriented opportunity for children of the Washington metropolitan area.

Blues Alley would like to offer a 1/2 price tickets to Cultural Tourism DC users for the upcoming performances of the Count Basie Orchestra on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. This offer is valid for the 10:00 pm show. Please use the promotional code "CTDC" to redeem this offer.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 3616, Washington, DC 20027





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