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Leimert Park Jazz Festival

May 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Leimert Park Jazz Festival

Activism, Social Justice & JAZZ presented by Leimert Park Jazz Festival 360™ and Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
12:30 PM Check-In
1:00-3:00 PM Program
3:00-4:00 PM Outdoor Reception

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University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall
840 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Advance Ticket Sales Only
$25

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Program Description:
Activism, Social Justice & JAZZ presented by Leimert Park Jazz Festival 360 and Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy

🗓️
Saturday, May 25, 2024
12:30 PM Check-In
1:00-3:00 PM Program
3:00-4:00 PM Outdoor Reception

📍
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall
840 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

💲
Advance Ticket Sales Only
$25

Program Description:
Jazz is known as a vehicle for self expression as well as a genre that reflects the times. Many of our most creative jazz artists were in the vanguard of using their platform to address historical moments where marginalization, oppression, and brutality existed.

Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy will moderate a conversation with a panel of scholars and educators to discuss the role jazz has played in mitigating and disrupting racism and inequality.

In addition, Chris Powe Quartet will perform compositions by Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Max Roach and Pharoah Sanders that invoked an anti-racist message.

Please join us for what promises to be an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion and live music.
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Leimert Park Jazz Festival™ is committed to providing equitable access to the arts, providing opportunities for artists, and enriching the Leimert Park community in South L.A. as well as greater Los Angeles by preserving, nurturing and promoting Jazz through its annual jazz festival and visual art competition, and year-round educational programming and performances.

Leimert Park Jazz Festival 360™ is an extension of Leimert Park Jazz Festival™, presenting free and low-cost educational programs and performances at venues across the city in collaboration with programming partners.

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Date:
May 25
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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