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Clarence Penn at the Kennedy Center

Clarence Penn , smiling, wearing a hat, and twirling drumstick , stands in front of hot pink lettering that reads "Jazz".

Saturday, March 16 | 5:30 p.m. Pre-show Gathering; 7:30 p.m Performance

Studio K, REACH at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Jazz drummer and Interlochen alumnus Clarence Penn (AS 83-84, IAC/NMC 85, IAA 85-86) and his band, Penn Station, take the stage of the Club at Studio K, located in the REACH at the Kennedy Center. Join us for a pre-show gathering followed by an incredible performance. 

  • 5:30-7 p.m. | Pre-show Drinks
    Circa | 2221 I Street NW
  • 7:30-9 p.m. | Clarence Penn & Penn Station
    Studio K in the REACH at the Kennedy Center | 2700 F Street NW

Can't make it for the whole evening? Stop by Circa for a drink at 5:30 or just meet us at the Kennedy Center for the show.

Clarence Penn is one of the busiest jazz drummers in the world—he’s a leader of multiple bands, prolific composer, celebrated producer, and renowned educator. His band Penn Station is known for their ability to find new accents in well-known songs, moving seamlessly through styles as Clarence is devoted to the rhythms of the world. His motto: “When people hear my name, I want them to think, ‘I don’t know what band he’s playing with tonight, or what he’ll be doing, but it’s going to be good.’”