The festival will be held August 27, 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. on the upper parking deck at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
What began in 2015 as an intimate annual block party (the Sutro Avenue Summer Soirée) on a residential street in Leimert Park has evolved organically into the Leimert Park Jazz Festival. Now in its 3rd year (and the second time presented in-person), the Leimert Park Jazz Festival is growing into a centerpiece of summer programming in South Los Angeles, drawing an audience that is diverse in age, race, ethnicity and socioeconomics. The Leimert Park Jazz Festival provides a platform to showcase and promote locally and internationally known music artists, local small minority-owned businesses, visual artists, and nonprofit organizations.
“For decades, the Leimert Park community has served as the center of African American art, music and culture in Los Angeles. The Leimert Park Jazz Festival celebrates that legacy,” said the festival’s Executive Producer Diane Robertson. “My desire and vision are for the festival and its companion art competition to play a role in ensuring this vibrant community remains culturally significant for years to come.”
When asked about the importance of preserving Jazz through vehicles like the Lemeirt Park Jazz Festival and The World Stage, Dwight Trible, jazz vocalist and executive director of The World Stage says passionately, "Jazz is classical music. It never goes out of style. It was on time yesterday, it's on time today and it will be on time 50 years from now."
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