Corner of King & Fayette Streets, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ellington meets Ellington. Just like his namesake, jazz pulses through Ellington Carthan’s veins. This up-and-coming jazz pianist’s diverse career includes teaching, composing, producing and performing at prestigious venues from the Kennedy Center to Blues Alley Jazz Club. Born in California and raised in North Carolina, Carthan moved to D.C. to pursue his studies in jazz at Howard University and attributes his bicoastal upbringing to his versatility as a musician.