You can celebrate your love of jazz 100 different ways in Philadelphia this weekend. Or, if you prefer to stay closer to home, attend the 6th Annual East Coast Jazz Festival, a four-day marathon of music in Bethesda and Rockville.
Beginning today and running through Sunday, the PECO Energy Jazz Festival in Philadelphia features four headline concerts and more than 100 jazz events around the clock and throughout the city. National artists scheduled to appear include Betty Carter, George Shearing, Tommy Flanagan and Shirley Scott. Also part of the festivities is "Jazz 'til Sunrise," a jazz all-nighter with eight hours of non-stop original music on three stages beginning tomorrow evening at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum at 7th and Arch streets.