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For Immediate Release
July 16, 2014


Hot Days, Cool Jazz: Washington’s Airports Host Summer Jazz Series
Passengers can Jazz up their Summer with Performances
at Reagan National and Dulles International in July and August


Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International airports will host a series of jazz performances this summer, offering passengers additional entertainment as they travel through the airports. The performances, which are pre-security and open to the public, kick off on Thursday, July 17 and run through August 14.

The Summer Jazz Series, which is now in its 4th year, will treat passengers to several styles of jazz including Brazilian, contemporary, classical, mainstream and soul. The series focuses on local artists, providing them an opportunity to showcase their talents while also enhancing the experience of diverse audiences who travel through the airports.

Additional information about the music series and the individual performances can be found online at mwaa.com/SummerJazz and on social media at both airports’ Twitter accounts - @Reagan_Airport and @Dulles_Airport – with the hashtag “#HotDaysCoolJazz”
View a sampling of last summer’s performances here.

A full schedule of events is listed below. Media wishing to cover performances should contact the Airports Authority Media Relations office at 703-417-8370 or publicaffairs@mwaa.com.


Thursday, July 17
Jeff Antoniuk
and the Jazz Update
Classical Jazz
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23 Two Smooth Duo
R&B Jazz
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 Stan Hamrick dba Potomac Jazz Project
Classical Jazz
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30 The Brazil Project
Bossa Nova/Samba
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 The Tony Martucci Quartet
Contemporary Jazz
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13 Stan Hamrick dba Potomac Jazz Project
Classical Jazz
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14 Chelsey Green
and The Green Project
Classical Soul Jazz
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reagan National Airport

(All performances will be held pre-security on the Concourse Level across from Cosi near Terminal C, across from Cibo near Terminal B or in Terminal A by JetBlue)

Friday, July 18 Heart Song Trio
Contemporary Jazz
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Terminal A – JetBlue
Friday, July 25 Two Smooth Duo
R&B Jazz
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Cosi
Thursday, July 31 Chelsey Green
and The Green Project
Classical Soul Jazz
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Cosi
Thursday, Aug. 7 Heart Song Trio
Contemporary Jazz
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Cosi
Friday, Aug. 8 The Tony Martucci Quartet
Contemporary Jazz
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cibo

The Summer Jazz Series is part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Arts Program, which gives passengers a variety of entertainment to enjoy while traveling through Washington’s airports. The Airports Authority, through its Arts Program, offers diverse regional, national and international rotating exhibits, live performances and public art displays that celebrate the beauty and creativity of the National Capital Region.


Reagan National Airport

Dulles International Airport

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.