Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band plays D.C., artsy vending machine in River Park Square; plus, new music!


After growing up on the Nez Perce Tribe reservation in Kamiah, Idaho, and in Spokane, jazz singer Julia Keefe has found her way to some big stages. To spotlight her roots, she formed the Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band — one of the only jazz big bands on the planet entirely composed of Native musicians. The outfit blends free-flowing jazz with the Indigenous songs and rhythms to stand out from the pack. They’re now set for maybe their highest profile gig, playing on Saturday, May 11, at Washington, D.C.’s famed Kennedy Center as

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