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22nd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Categories // LA Focus, Entertainment Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Honoring One of the Greatest Female Jazz Musicians of All Time, Clora Bryant

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WHAT: For a great number of years, the Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival has been a fundamental part of the South Los Angeles community. Leading up to the two-day festival, Councilman Curren Price will shine the spotlight on Jazz legend, Clora Bryant—a trailblazer for female musicians who played alongside jazz luminaries like Louis Armstrong. The famous jazz trumpeter, started off her career in small female music groups in the Central Avenue area and was the first African American Jazz musician to tour the Communist Nation.

Councilmember Curren Price will lead a special presentation in honor of Clora Bryant in Council Chambers on Wednesday, July, 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. The jazz great will also be recognized in front of tens of thousands of concert-goers at this weekend’s jazz festival in celebration of her 90th birthday.

The FREE event is open to the public and features dozens of popular performers on three stages with live music. In its 22nd year, the event is one of the longest running jazz festivals in Southern California. For more information, including a complete schedule of performances, please visit http://www.centralavejazz.org/

WHO:

 Councilmember Curren Price, L.A. City Council District 9

 Clora Bryant, Jazz Trumpeter

 

WHEN:

Special Presentation for Clora Bryant in Council Chambers, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10 a.m.

*The two-day FREE 22nd Annual Central Avenue Jazz festival July 29 and July 30, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

 

WHERE:

Wednesday presentation at City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles City Council Meeting—3rd Floor, Council Chambers

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