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Jazz-A-Fire Honors Local Jazz Artists This June

For Release: June 15, 2013
For more information, contact the Memphis Black Arts Alliance (901) 948-9522 or (901) 406-2554

Memphis Black Arts AllianceJazz and Memphis' legacy of world-renowned African-American jazz artists will be celebrated on Friday, June 21st, 2013. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Historic Daisy Theatre on Beale Street in Downtown Memphis.

The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation is joining forces with the Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival. They are collaborating with The Memphis Black Arts Alliance's Jazz-A-Fire to debut a new Memphis tradition, "Celebrating African-American Jazz Legacies of Memphis."

The event honors the jazz legacy of Memphians Charles Lloyd, George Coleman, Frank Strozier, Phineas Newborn, Harold Mabern, and the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra. Tickets can be ordered by calling the phone numbers listed above or online at Brown Paper Tickets' website.


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