Jazz-A-Fire Honors Local Jazz Artists This June
For Release: June 20, 2014
For more information, contact the Memphis Black Arts Alliance (901) 399-0035
Jazz and Memphis' legacy of world-renowned African-American jazz artists will be celebrated
during Jazz-A-F!RE on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. and lasts
until 8 p.m. at Rhitt's on 5683 Rex Street in Downtown Memphis.
The Memphis Black Arts Alliance-hosted event will feature Memphis jazz stylings of
vocalist Naomi Williams Moody, pianist Stephen Lee, bass guitarist Kent Suggs and
drummer James "Bishop" Sexton, with guest BYOI (Bring Your Own Instrument) performers.
Following the live Jazz-A-F!RE set and to celebrate the diversity of Jazz and its
heritage, MBAA adds 2 hours of a legendary Cotton Club style Jazz Dance Party featuring
the Big Bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Dave Bruebeck with Swing,
BeBop Soul, and Blues and the Latin Sounds of Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader
and many more.
Food and beverages will be available benefiting the Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.
Admission is $15 advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be ordered by calling the phone numbers listed above or online at Brown
Paper Tickets' website.