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Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Mobile Jazz Festival 2019

July 5, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Jazz Festival 2019Attention jazzoids – the annual Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Mobile Jazz Festival is almost upon us. This year’s headliner is renowned jazz trombonist and record producer, Delfeayo Marsalis! July 22nd through August 2, 2019 in Mobile, AL.

The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival isn’t just one but a series of jazz-related events span more than a month. The festival’s goal is spreading the jazz message via an eclectic lineup of world-renowned and up-and-coming jazz artists.

Beyond Delfeayo Marsalis, this year’s event will also see the E. B. Coleman Orchestra, Karmilla Ali, and The Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp Band.

The festival kicks off on July 25th with “An Evening of Jazz & Spoken Word” at The History Museum of Mobile (111 S. Royal Street). This event features Yo Jonesy & the Crowned Jewelz, Huggy Bear da Poet, and The PowerLines Poets.

The big event is Jazz at Laidlaw, on August 2nd, with headliner Delfeayo Marsalis. This concert will also feature the E. B. Coleman Orchestra, Karmilla Ali, and The Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp Band.

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The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival 2017

July 15, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival 2017The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival, scheduled for July 24th to August 12th, 2017, brings an eclectic lineup of world-renowned jazz artists and up-and-coming acts to Mobile, AL.

The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival (GCEHJF) is a collection of jazz-related events that span more than a month. This Gulf Coast tradition is all about spreading the message of jazz music to anyone and everyone with ears and a pulse.

Festival organizers are quick to point out that “ethnic” means everybody and “heritage” is not some fixed point in the past. Inclusion and appreciation is what it’s all about!

The Festival begins in July with Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp, a dynamic, 10-day learning experience, focusing on the history and fundamentals of Jazz. Though primarily begun for school-aged players, students have ranged in age from 6 to seniors. The session is capped off with a Summer Jazz Camp Recital that may surprise you as much as it entertains. These “students” can really play!

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