The Maryland Summer Jazz Camp finale concert will feature Brazilian-born bassist Leonardo Lucini's modern samba arrangement of Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood."
Jul. 27: National Dance Day
This Saturday you can get up and move for National Dance Day at a free, all-day event presented by The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation. Starting at 1, you can enjoy a variety of performances, interactive dance routines and lessons. Then, from 6 to 7 p.m. you can catch a performance by hip-hop troupe Culture Shock and the tap dancing Manzari Brothers. After that you can salsa the night away during “Dancing Under the Stars” on the South Plaza from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Jul. 26: Double Dose of Jazz
You can see the finale concert for the Maryland Summer Jazz Camp & Festival tomorrow night at 7, when camp participants will show off what they’ve learned. At 8:30 p.m., faculty members will take the stage, including bassist Leonardo Lucini, trumpeter John D’earth, trombonist Jim McFalls, pianist Wade Beach and drummer Harold Summey. The showcase will be held at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda.
Music: “Just Dance (Instrumental)” by Lady Gaga