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Rosslyn Jazz Fest

Cuba's CIMAFUNK, a "Top 10 Latin Artist to Watch", will headline Rosslyn BID's 30th Annual Jazz Fest!

Jazz is back in Rosslyn this milestone year! Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, the Rosslyn BID is bringing a diverse lineup of four fantastic acts to the stage at Gateway Park for an afternoon of food, music, and fun in partnership with Arlington Arts.

A band plays on a stage in front of a crowd at the Rosslyn Jazz Festival in Arlington, VA

Learn more about the Rosslyn Jazz Fest set times and registration at the link below. Jazz Fest is FREE and registration is not required, but strongly encouraged, as there are capacity limits at Gateway Park. Tickets can be reserved on our Eventbrite page, which will open Monday, August 1, at noon.

View from the stage at Rosslyn Jazz Fest, looking out onto a crowd of fans in Arlington, VA

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Rosslyn Jazz Fest Lineup

Photo of Cuban musician Cimafunk dancing while wearing sunglasses and a furry black coat

Named by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to watch,” Cimafunk is by far one of the most exciting new faces in the Latin music space. Singer, composer, and producer, the young Cuban sensation offers a bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms.

Check out their recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert below!

Photo of the band Mwenso & The Shakes standing in front of a mural while wearing colorful outfits

Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists out of Harlem. Immigrants from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, they take from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown, and many other American musical legends. Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show the New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient.”

Photo of three members of the band Delvon, performing at the 2022 Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specializes in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.'s and The Meters; and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar.

Headshot photo of Samuel Prather, wearing a pink shirt against a teal-colored backdrop

Groove Orchestra is led by multi-instrumentalist Samuel Prather who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He has developed a reputation for performing with and producing all types of acts including Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Soul, and R&B. He has worked with Raul Midon, Fred Yonnet, Hugh Masekela, Cyrus Chestnut, Pharoh Saunders, and Bennie Maupin to name a few.