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Release Date: July 11, 2001

Jazz Every Friday through Labor Day in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Washington, DC—An eclectic mix of jazz can be heard in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden every Friday evening through Labor Day. The jazz ensembles perform on Friday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in front of the grand fountain or in inclement weather inside the Pavilion Café. The lineup for the remainder of the summer is as follows:

13 July - Eric Harper, jazz bass

20 July - Harold Little, jazz trumpet & horns

27 July - Halley Shoenberg, jazz saxophone & clarinet

3 August - Origem, Brazilian jazz

10 August - Marshall Keys, jazz saxophone & horns

17 August - Young & Rollins, flamenco guitar

24 August - Harold Little, jazz trumpet & horns

31 August - Jerry Gordon, jazz guitar

During the jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café in the Sculpture Garden offers a special menu of tapas and refreshments either inside the café or from carts located on the two patios.

The hours of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden through Labor Day are Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Pavilion Café will stay open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and until 6:00 p.m. the rest of the week.

Admission to the Sculpture Garden and jazz performances is free of charge. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is located at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, on the National Mall, in the block adjacent to the West Building of the Gallery.

The Friday night jazz series is sponsored by Guest Services, Inc. and the National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden was given to the nation by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

General Information

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. They are located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at www.nga.gov. Follow the Gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt, Twitter at www.twitter.com/ngadc, and Instagram at http://instagram.com/ngadc.

Visitors will be asked to present all carried items for inspection upon entering. Checkrooms are free of charge and located at each entrance. Luggage and other oversized bags must be presented at the 4th Street entrances to the East or West Building to permit x-ray screening and must be deposited in the checkrooms at those entrances. For the safety of visitors and the works of art, nothing may be carried into the Gallery on a visitor's back. Any bag or other items that cannot be carried reasonably and safely in some other manner must be left in the checkrooms. Items larger than 17 by 26 inches cannot be accepted by the Gallery or its checkrooms.
 
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Department of Communications
National Gallery of Art
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Landover, MD 20785
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Anabeth Guthrie
Chief of Communications – Converged Media
(202) 842-6804
a-guthrie@nga.gov

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