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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 25

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Matana Roberts performs this Saturday with the Tarus Mateen Quartet as part of the DC Jazz Festival.
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Matana Roberts performs this Saturday with the Tarus Mateen Quartet as part of the DC Jazz Festival.

June 26 to June 28: DC Jazz Loft Series

The DC Jazz Festival is bringing a variety of performances to local venues through Sunday. As part of the festivities, CapitalBop presents the DC Jazz Loft Series, which will include a musical battle between three pianists this Thursday night at Union Arts DC in Northeast and a Block Party starting at 4 p.m. Friday at the D.C. Jazz Lot in Northwest. Then, you can swing by The Fridge in Southeast at 8 p.m. on Saturday to attend the D.C. debut of Matana Roberts' COIN COIN, an avant-garde project that mixes opera with improvisation and spoken word. WAMU 88.5 is a sponsor of the DC Jazz Festival.

June 28: Del Ray Music Festival

The 8th Annual Del Ray Music Festival is this Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. on the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Fields in Alexandria. There will be food, games, and musical performances ranging from reggae to blues, swing, country and rock. Local ska band The Pietasters is headlining this year's free festival, which will also feature performances by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray, Elroy Jenkins, The Cowards Choir, Kate Moran Band and more.

Music: “One Bayou Drive (Instrumental)” by Roomful of Blues

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