"significant contributions to the cultural life of the

District of Columbia" 




Our mission is to serve the Washington D.C. jazz community by providing a weekly jam session, an annual jazz festival, and arts advocacy on behalf of D.C. jazz musicians.



Our vision is to financially assist Washington D.C. based jazz musicians, venues, and jazz education programs.


The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation’s mission would be fulfilled with three main components, two of which are already in operation. The three main components are the Capitol Hill Jazz Jam, the Capitol Hill Jazz Festival, and the D.C. Jazz Lobby.


"On behalf of The Whitlow Foundation we would like to congratulate Yusef A. Hood Jr for graduating from Howard University! Yusef is one of our Resident Artist and has participated in most Food As Art Events. We are extremely proud of Yusef. Yusef will continue to be apart of our community of Artists as we help him reach his highest level of success! 

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it". 




leaders in our communities within Washington DC  have had an impact on lives for many years. Some of those unsung leaders get little or no recognition.  A person who is always encouraging others to express their creativity and to live on purpose, and one that pushes their capabilities beyond the limits or own expectations.


Here at The Whitlow Foundation we would like to honor those leaders. Recognizing them for their roles as community leaders, active volunteers, or professionals  servicing the community of the creative arts. Those who are chosen does not lesson the recognition and achievements of the many that are thought of in this process.

    Social Media Highlights 

    January 14, 2017

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    Wednesdays at Guy Mason Rec

    Join our Culinary and Hospitality workshop by ArtscapeDC. Free and open to the public in partnership with @dcdpr. Project "Food As Art" explores culinary arts and where food comes.
    #foodasart #artscapedc #dpr #culinary #cookingclass #free #local

    This is so nice I'll collaborate with The Director here to maybe get field trips there


    January 14, 2017


     “Islamicca”, a series of standalone segments 

    Join Nabeeh Bilal for the premiere of an animated spoken word event around the topic of faith and identity at America's Islamic Heritage museum. #foodasart

     My goal is to highlight other people’s truth through media and experiences to create a space for expression, reflection, and understanding. - Nabi πŸ™πŸΏ 🎢 by @chaosinthecbd_

    Creative Junk Food

    January 14, 2017

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    Big Chair Discussions @ CBC

    Join Us to at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference for Big Chair Discussions! Join the conversation, connect and experience live activations. Check out the full schedule today through Saturday on out website. Link in bio☝️
    #realrelevantrightnow #goanacostia #cbc2019 #cbcfalc19

    I really appreciate for seeing my value and worth! Life changing experience ❀️πŸ’ͺ🏾


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