Bloom at Good Hope: Joshua Jenkins

Bloom at Good Hope Concert Series

Joshua Jenkins

Brazil and Cuba in Harmony

Outdoor Concert


Sat, April 13, 2024 | 5pm

Free / Pay What You Can


Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
14715 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Lawn Seating & Dining

Bring your own chairs, blankets, and food for a picnic! No alcohol or pets.

Procedures and tips for a comfortable visit.


60 minutes

Please note: in case of inclement weather, Bloom concerts move indoors. Indoor Bloom concerts are limited to 200 patrons. Please plan to arrive early to ensure you get a seat. We will be letting in guests who have pre-registered until 4:50pm. At that time, remaining seats will be opened up to those who did not register. 

Join us for a soulful performance celebrating two of the world's most musically-innovative countries: Brazil and Cuba. Pianist Joshua Jenkins and his ensemble present a fusion of styles and sounds through the music of Moacir Santos, Ernesto Lecuona, and others. 

Jenkins has been playing the piano since he was seven years old and began performing in public at the age of twelve. He is a proud alum of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and holds a Bachelor of Music from Temple University, where he also majored in Spanish. Alongside fellow Ellington students, he performed on stage at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Music Center with such artists as Ledisi, Patti LaBelle, and Sting. While studying in Philadelphia, he gave various classical solo and chamber recitals and worked with several jazz ensembles.  

An ever-growing multi-instrumentalist, Joshua studied pipe organ for several years under the tutelage of organist Clyde T. Parker, having performed numerous times on this instrument at People’s Congregational Church in Washington, DC. Joshua was the Jazz Ensemble Director of CAAPA (the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts) from 2018 to 2020. He has a keen interest in Afro-Cuban drumming and has visited Cuba several times to conduct research and take lessons.  

This free concert at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center is part of Bloom by Strathmore, which strives to create community and expand access to the arts. View upcoming Bloom concerts.

This program is generously supported by Washington Gas