Serving as early stomping grounds for many prominent artists, musicians, and composers – D.C. has played a large part in the establishment of several genres, including jazz, rap, go-go, punk, and EDM. A major hub for the arts, D.C. is loaded with musical venues, from the iconic 9:30 Club to the Kennedy Center, home of the National Symphony Orchestra. And the Levine School, the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program, and many other D.C. institutions are undoubtedly turning out the next wave of musical influencers.
Some well-known Musicians from Washington DC
Peter Tork (Monkees) ~ Duke Ellington ~ Marvin Gaye ~ Van McCoy