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Springfield-based Band Returns to Chantilly Festival

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From left—bassist/bandleader Stan Hamrick of Springfield; drummer Web Grant of Falls Church; pianist Tim Ford of Manassas.

Potomac Jazz Project, based in Springfield, is participating for a third straight year at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly, performing four jazz shows daily for visitors and exhibitors. Bandleader Stan Hamrick, a Springfield resident, says: "It has been a lot of fun for us and the customers and exhibitors love shop and sell while listening to our mix of jazz and older standards like ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and ‘Girl From Ipanema.’ The craftspeople are always asking if we will be back next year."

Potomac Jazz Project is one the D.C. area’s most popular jazz groups, averaging over 150 dates a year. They have headlined or appeared at many of the area’s best known music venues, including The Kennedy Center, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, Twins Jazz, and Cafe Nema. They are regulars at jazz clubs Extra Virgin, Laporta's, The Ice House Cafe and Sala Thai.

The band will be working in its trio format at The Crafts Festival this year. Stan Hamrick on upright bass, will be joined by Steve Wolfe on sax and Tim Ford on piano.