Jazz@Goethe with Ebban Dorsey

04/30 14:00

Washington , DC


Doors: 2:00pm

Concert Begins: 2:30pm

Tickets: $12 via Eventbrite (not including Eventbrite fee)

Mimosas will be served. Each ticket comes with one drink ticket, which may be redeemed either before or after the show.

The Goethe-Institut is excited to continue the ‘Jazz@Goethe’ concert series with saxophonist Ebban Dorsey, joined by drummer Devron Dennis. The concert is on Sunday, 4/30, beginning at 2:00pm.

This series continues in the spirit of the DC Public Library’s ‘Jazz in the Basement’ series, which the Goethe-Institut co-hosted for several years in its previous location on K street. We are very happy to revive the tradition of bringing jazz to the historic U street corridor, where jazz greats such as Duke Ellington once thrived!

18-year-old alto saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Ebban Dorsey is an extraordinary rising star making waves in the contemporary jazz scene. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dorsey graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts and is currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute. She was also a member of the Herbie Hancock Institute’s National Peer-to-Peer Quintet and Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz from 2020-2022.

Dorsey has flourished with the support of a brilliant village of musicians. Despite her young age, she has already played with giants including Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, Kenny Garrett, Ronald Bruner Jr., Dontae Winslow, Marcus Gilmore, Sean Jones, Chief Adjuah, Gary Bartz, José James and many more in premiere venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Kennedy Center, Blue Note NYC and BRIC Jazz festival. Her improvisational prowess is featured extensively on José James’ forthcoming album On & On, a jazz tribute to Erykah Badu.

Destined for greatness, Dorsey continues to blaze a trail forward with her trademark humility, melodic invention and forward thinking musical concept.

Photo Credits: ogata, @ogata_photo on Instagram


Contact Person: Kathrin Engler
Tel: +1 202-847-4738
Email: [email protected]


Goethe-Institut Washington DC
Suite 300
1377 R Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009

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