- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 24, 2006

Now in its ninth year, the All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is almost as much a part of Christmas in the District as the festivities on the Ellipse. Until last year, the performance was hosted by celebrated jazz bassist Keter Betts (best known for backing the great Ella Fitzgerald for decades). Vibraphonist Chuck Redd has assumed command since Mr. Betts’ death and continues to invite many of the show’s regular participants. Joining in today are bassist James King, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams and vocalist Delores Williams. The show begins at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Admission is free and no tickets are required (consider it a gift from the Kennedy Center and the musicians), but due to the concert’s popularity, plan on arriving early. For further details, call 202/467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.

Jenny Mayo

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