The county has announced the full lineup and schedule for the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival.

As previously reported, the free festival will be held from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 on Veterans Plaza. Grammy-award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will headline this year’s performances.

The additional performers and the times they will be on stage include:

  • 3:30 p.m. Collaboration
  • 4:15 p.m. Eric Byrd Trio
  • 5:00 p.m. Paul Carr and the Real Jazz Ambassadors
  • 6:00 p.m. Lena Seikaly
  • 7:00 p.m. Marcus Johnson
  • 8:30 p.m. Arturo Sandoval

The event was moved this year from its usual September date in order to create an end-of-summer celebration prior to the school year starting, according to organizers.

Sandoval, a native of Artemisa, Cuba (near Havana), is a protégé of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, who is credited with bringing Latin influences to jazz.

Sandoval has won 10 Grammys and six Billboard awards. He also won an Emmy for his compositions accompanying an HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country,” which starred Andy Garcia. He has recorded with a number of other artists, including Woody Herman, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Bill Conti, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys.

Information about Metro, Metrobus and public parking for the festival is available here.

Photo from Montgomery County website.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
County Announces Lineup, Schedule for Jazz Festival