GDS Jazz Festival

The GDS Jazz Festival hosts area high school bands in adjudicated performances as well as performances and masterclasses by local and internationally-acclaimed guest artists. Resident clinicians and featured performers give workshops on topics including brass, woodwinds, rhythm section, improvisation, composing, music business, and many topics germane to the jazz and creative music scenes. All events are free and open to the public.

This event is courtesy of the Goldman Family Music Endowment.

Upcoming Event

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  • 2018

    Saturday, March 3, 6:00 PM @ HS Library, 2nd Floor

    The 2018 GDS Jazz Festival features Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt: Music Inspired by the poetry of Carl Sandburg.
    • Matt Wilson - drums, compositions
    • Dawn Thomson - guitar, vocals
    • Dave Ballou - trumpet
    • Brad Linde - reeds
    • John Koozin - bass


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.