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Jazz, Food, and Summer Fun Set for Central Avenue
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 16, 2009

Councilwoman Perry Announces Line-up for the 14th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival Scheduled for July 25 and 26

This year the Central Avenue Jazz Festival celebrates its 14th Anniversary here in the City of Los Angeles. This two-day event, Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, again pays tribute to the rich culture and heritage of the”Avenue,” as it was known during its heyday from the 1920s to the 1940s. In addition to some world-class jazz, Latin jazz, and blues, come partake in some great food and browse through stalls of arts and crafts.

 The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Central Avenue and 42nd Street, across from the historic Dunbar Hotel.

“Each year we celebrate the rich history of Central Avenue, by bringing some of the greatest talents in blues, jazz, and Latin jazz together for an outstanding summer festival. And, this year, we have even more reason to celebrate as we anticipate the opening of four developments along the Central Avenue corridor, including our new South Los Angeles City Hall,” said Councilwoman Perry, whose office spearheads efforts to ensure the continuation of this great summer tradition. “I invite the entire community to come celebrate with us.”

Clora Bryant will kick of the weekend festivities with a lively and engaging panel discussion. And, this year crowds can expect outstanding performances from the CJS Quintet, Raya Yarbrough, Eric Reed Trio, Adonis Puentes Band, Bill Henderson, Jazz America, Littleton Brothers, Kalil Wilson, Kamasi Washington, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, and Jazz on the Latin Side.

The event is made possible in partnership with the Office of Councilwoman Jan Perry, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the Department of Cultural Affairs and KJZZ. For more information, call (213) 743-8738 or visit

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