Silver Spring Jazz Festival


1.       Whether you’re a true jazz aficionado, or just a lover of music in general, you’ll enjoy the Silver Spring Jazz Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland. This free event highlights live jazz musicians and features a variety of musical performances by world-class jazz musicians and performers. Several food booths hosted by local restaurants will also be on hand selling their delicious culinary creations. This year’s Silver Spring Jazz Festival headliner is Grammy Award winning musician, Sergio Mendes. Best known for his famous 1966 hit “Mas Que Nada,” Sergio Mendes is popular for his bossa nova-jazz fusion style and for his collaborations with top artists including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, and Will.i.am among others. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic to this free outdoor event that will be held on September 8, 2012 from 4:30-10pm. www.dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/SilverSpgJazz.htm


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