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Saturday night at the Lincoln Theatre‘s jazz concert “Duke, Ella, and Beyond,” Charlie Fishman, founder and executive producer of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, announced the lineup of the 2008 festival.

This year’s festival will be held October 1-7. It will be the last autumn festival; beginning in 2009, DEJF has been given a permanent slot in the first two weeks of June on the city’s event calendar.

The lineup, with other performance information where available:

  • Monty Alexander (performing at Blues Alley)
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater (performing at the National Mall)
  • Edmar Castaneda
  • Chopteeth Afro Funk Big Band
  • Anat Cohen
  • Benito Gonzalez
  • Conrad Herwig‘s Latin Side Project
  • Ramsey Lewis (2008 NEA Jazz Master recipient)
  • Taj Mahal
  • Christian McBride
  • Jeremy Pelt
  • Grady Tate
  • La Timbistica
  • Turtle Island String Quartet (performing at private opening gala)
  • McCoy Tyner (performing at the National Mall)

Tickets go on sale May 1.