Project 1619

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUNETEENTH
JAZZ PRESENTERS
(NAJJP)


"June is Black Music Month!"
CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH JAZZ
"Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!"
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JUNE IS JUNETEENTH AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ LEGACY MONTH

JUNETEENTH JAZZ LEGACY STATEMENT - By National Juneteenth Jazz Artist, Ron Myers



**** Celebrating Juneteenth Jazz Legacy Program Guidelines ****


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JUNETEENTH TRAVEL
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I Love Delta Jazz



THE MYERS FOUNDATION
THE BLACK ARTS MUSIC SOCIETY
SMITH ROBERTSON MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUNETEENTH JAZZ PRESENTERS
(NAJJP)



present:


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18th Annual
MISSISSIPPI JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

August 29 - September 4, 2013
Belzoni, Indianola, Greenville, Greenwood, & Shelby, Mississippi



PRESS RELEASE


Featuring

Shelby, Mississippi Native and
One of the Greatest Jazz Composers in the World:


Gerald Wilson

GERALD WILSON, Trumpet

Click below to see a video of
Gerald Wilson


Click below to read a news story in the
Bolivar Commercial Newspaper



Greenville, Mississippi Native and
Master Jazz Saxophonist:


Dwayne Armstrong

DWAYNE ARMSTRONG
, Tenor Sax

Click below to see a video of
Dwayne Armstrong




Honoring Vicksburg, Mississippi native and
legendary jazz pianist:



Hank Jones

HANK JONES
click below to review:
Clarion Ledger Newspaper Article (Jackson, MS)


Click below to see rare video of
Hank Jones




Always Honoring Woodville, Mississippi native and father of the
modern jazz saxophone, the legendary:



Lester Young

LESTER "PREZ" YOUNG

click below to review:
Natchez Democrat Newspaper Article (Natchez, MS)


Click below to see rare video of
Lester Young with Vicksburg, Mississippi native Hank Jones




Also Celebrating Mississippi Delta's Great Jazz Legacy Honoring:


MULGREW MILLER
Master of the Jazz Piano
Born in Greenwood, Mississippi



Mulgrew Miller


Click below to see video of
Mulgrew Miller




GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH NEWSPAPER
Event will spotlight Miller's work

By David Monroe     August 31, 2009



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Photo by David Monroe
Dr. Ronald Myers entertains the crowd playing the piano
Monday at the Mississippi Jazz and Heritage Festival. Myers
organized the event and also played trumpet.



GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH NEWSPAPER
Jazz festival honors Miller

By David Monroe     September 8, 2009



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18th Annual
2013 Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
August 29 - September 4, 2013




*** OPENING RECEPTION ***
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:00pm

Pine Top Perkins Blues Museum
17150 Hwy. 49 West     Belzoni, Mississippi
662-392-2016     662-836-7761



Friday, August 30, 2013, 6:00pm
Betty's Place
301 Main Street     Indianola, Mississippi
662-392-2016     662-247-1471     662-887-2627



Saturday, August 31, 2013, 6:00pm
Ella Darling Elementary School
242 South Broadway Street     Greenville, Mississippi
662-392-2016     662-374-0215



Monday, September 2, 2013, 6:00pm
Bo's Bar-b-Que Bar & Grill
507 Carrollton Avenue     Greewood, Mississippi
662-392-0756     662-453-3237



Wednesday, September 4, 2013
12:00noon RECEPTION & 6:00pm CONCERT

Gerald Wilson Shelby Juneteenth Jazz & Heritage Celebration
Shelby Library

Hwy 61 North     Shelby, Mississippi
662-616-0355



FREE ADMISSION!     DONATIONS APPRECIATED!



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London Branch & Ron Myers
London Branch & Ron Myers

The Jackson Advocate
Juneteenth jazz concert series to honor famous Mississippi musicians

By Vern Walker     June 9, 2011



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Annual
VICKSBURG MILT HINTON MEMORIAL JUNETEENTH
JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL



birthday cake HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILT HINTON! birthday cake
June 23rd


Milt Hinton

PRESS RELEASE

Special birthday celebration concert honoring the late
Vicksburg, Mississippi native, legendary jazz bassist, Milt "The Judge" Hinton




Richard Davis
Richard Davis, an internationally known bassist and
professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin
School of Music, performs in the Coral Room of the
Vicksburg Hotel Thursday night for the Milt Hinton
Memorial Vicksburg Juneteenth Jazz & Heritage
Festival. Hinton was a renowned bassist who was
born in Vicksburg in 1910. The event honors his
memory by bringing jazz performers to Vicksburg.

Read more: The Vicksburg Post

Jazzing up the Vicksburg
The Vicksburg Post
By Bryant Hawkins
June 24, 2011




featuring:


London Branch & Ron Myers

LONDON BRANCH, Bass - Retired JSU Professor of Bass ***

RON MYERS, Piano & Trumpet - National Juneteenth Jazz Artist ***


Juneteenth Flag Raising - 12:00noon - Concert - 7:00pm


June 22, 2013
(Location T.B.A.)

Hosted by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com


FREE ADMISSION!    No Cover Charge!    DONATIONS APPRECIATED!



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Historic
VICKSBURG HANK JONES MEMORIAL JUNETEENTH
JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT



birthday cake HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANK JONES! birthday cake
July 31st


Hank Jones

PRESS RELEASE

Special birthday celebration concert honoring the late
Vicksburg, Mississippi native, legendary jazz pianist, Hank Jones





featuring:

Hank Jones
RON MYERS
, Piano & Trumpet


(Future Dates and Times (T.B.A.)

Hosted by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com


FREE ADMISSION!    No Cover Charge!    DONATIONS APPRECIATED!



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GERALD WILSON SHELBY JUNETEENTH
JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT



birthday cake HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERALD WILSON! birthday cake
September 4th


Gerald Wilson

PRESS RELEASE

Special birthday celebration concert honoring
Shelby, Mississippi native, legendary jazz composer, Gerald Wilson


featuring:

Ron Myers
RON MYERS, Piano & Trumpet


Tuesday, September 4, 2013
12:00noon RECEPTION & 6:00pm CONCERT
Shelby Library
Hwy 61 North    Shelby, Mississippi


FREE ADMISSION!    No Cover Charge!    DONATIONS APPRECIATED!


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Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival Featured Musicians:



Ron Myers, Piano & Trumpet

Ron Myers
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist
Wilton Knott, Congas & Percussion
Jackson, Mississippi native &
outstanding jazz percussionist


Wilton Knott


London Branch, Bass

Former Professor of Music &
Director of the JSU Orchestra


London Branch
2007 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Award Recipient
Earlton Batles Manley,
Congas & Percussion

Born on the Island of Cuba &
Outstanding Afro-Cuban
percussionist


Earlton Battles Manley


Aye Aton, Drums

Seasoned Jazz Drummer and
Percussionist with Sun Ra Arkestra
& Ron Myers


Aye Aton

Click below to view rare video
Aye Aton, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen
with the Sun Ra Akrestra
Rufus Mapp, Congas & Percussion
Jackson, Mississippi resident &
outstanding jazz percussionist


Rufus Mapp



Noted Previous Years Guest Jazz Performers:



David Murray

One of the Top Jazz Saxophonist
in the World!


David Murray
Rachella Parks

One of the Top Jazz Female
Saxophonist in the World!


Rachella Parks


Dick Griffin

Mississippi Native and One of the
Top Jazz Trombonist in the World!


Dick Griffin
Chuck Lawson

Mississippi Native &
Accomplished Jazz Bassist


Chuck Lawson
2006 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Award Recipient
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Alvin Baptiste

The Late Legendary
Jazz Clarinetist!




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The Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival is dedicated to the memory and
legacy of late historic native Mississippi Jazz promoter and co-founder of the
Black Arts Music Society (BAMS):


John Reese

John Reese
The late great Mississippi jazz promoter John Resse with arms extended in jubilation next to the
sign promoting BAMS sponsored historic concert featuring the late legendary jazz saxoponist
Dexter Gordon in Jackson, Mississippi. John Reese was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.



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reception
Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS
London Branch (left), retired Jackson State University jazz and classical director,
conducts a musical workshop Thursday with first-year band students at Coleman Middle School
in Greenville. The workshop was in conjunction with the 12th Annual Mississippi Jazz &
Heritage Festival to be held Saturday at Southern Whispers on Nelson Street in Greenville.


DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES NEWSPAPER
Learning Experience

By Woodrow Wilson     August 31, 2007



chess tournment
Terri Ferguson, Photographer, Greenville, MS
David Fisher (front, left) and Ron'ald Neoma Myers square off as the final two competitors
in a chess tournament Saturday that became part of the annual Mississippi Jazz & Heritage
Festival. Fisher won the event.


DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES NEWSPAPER
Youngster Complete First Tourney

By Terri Ferguson     September 2, 2007







reception
Photographs by Bill Johnson, Greenville, MS
Ron Myers (left in above photo), tickles the keys Friday afternoon during a jazz reception at Mid-Delta Regional Airport terminal.
He is accompanied by Lane Rogers (background), Derrick Brown and Billy Smiley. Not pictured is drummer Hal Holbrook.
The reception was a preview of the Mississippi Delta Jazz & Heritage Festival, which was held Saturday at Antwone´s Cafe
in Greenville. At left,Yazoo City's own Chuck Lawson, a master jazz bass player, is shown with Myers. Lawson, the honored
guest at the reception, is the recipient of this years Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Photographs by Bill Johnson, Greenville, MS
Chuck Lawson, (from left) this year´s recipient of the Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, along
with events director Ron Myers, spoke with Coleman Middle School band students during a jazz workshop on Sept. 1. Lawson
and Myers instilled and shared with students the importance and influence jazz has had on the world, and its Delta history.



Russell Gunn Myers
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Miles Davis 80th Anniversary Celebration
Lifting the Legacy: Miles, MO' Music & Juneteenth Jazz Concert

(Featuring Russell Gunn, Ron Myers Guest Artist)
Concert Review by: David Seymour    May 26, 2006


ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH NEWSPAPER
Come Blow Your Horn

By Terry Perkins    May 24, 2006


ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Miles Davis 80th Birthday Observance in His Hometown

(Featuring Russell Gunn, Ron Myers Guest Artist)

Jazz News     May 15, 2006


Crosstie
Logan Mosby, Photographer, Greenville, MS
Ron Myers (left) and the Mississippi Jazz Connection perform outside the Bolivar County
Courthouse in Cleveland Saturday during the annual Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival.


DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES NEWSPAPER
Blues, jazz, arts and food welcomed by crowd

By Logan Mosby     April 23, 2006




Myers Cooking
Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS
From left, Dr. Ron Myers, Robert "Mr. Sign" Blackmon and Chef Johnny Harris
sample gumbo for the Mississippi Jazz and Heritage Festival.


DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES NEWSPAPER
Mississippi Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented Saturday

By Woodrow Wilkins, Jr.     September 1, 2005


Myers & Biaoni
Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS
Dr. Ron Myers on trumpet with Shaw, MS native, Terry Biaoni, recipient of the
2005 Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, on piano.


DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES NEWSPAPER
Myers uses Kiwanis visit to promote jazz

By Woodrow Wilkins, Jr.     September 21, 2005



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Horn In The Corn
"Horn in the Corn" Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS

Ron Myers, Piano & Trumpet
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician
Artistic Director of the Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist


**** www.RonMyersJazz.com ****


Mississippi Artist Roster - Mississippi Arts Commission


Music Vitae and Press Release






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Ron Myers

"MYERS KEEPS JAZZ ALIVE IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA"



Featuring Performanaces with the
Mississippi Delta Jazz Connection



Aaron Smith, Alto Sax & Flute
Leonard McIntosh, Tenor Sax
Roy Schilling, Guitar
Billy Smiley, Guitar
Lane Rodgers, Bass
Derrick Brown, Bass, Trombone & Reeds
Joshua Hall, Drums & Percussion
Greg Rasberry, Percussion
Joe Johnson, Percussion
Hal Holbrook, Drums & Percussion
Rod Shannon, Vocals, Drums & Percussion
Trey Swilley, Drums










For more information contact:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Artistic Director
Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Program
P.O. Box 269     Belzoni, MS 39038
662-392-2016     662-247-1471     662-247-4767 Fax
e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com
web site: www.NationalJuneteenth.com



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Click to View List of Jazz Musicians From Mississippi:
The Mississippi Writers and Musicians Project of Starkville High School




Cassandra Wilson

Voted Top Jazz Vocalist in the World
Born in Jackson, Mississippi


Cassandra Wilson
Gerald Wilson

One of the Greatest Jazz Composers
in the World

Born in Shelby, Mississippi


Gerald Wilson
Mulgrew Miller

One of the Top Jazz Pianist in the World
Born in Greenwood, Mississippi


Mulgrew Miller
2009 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Awardee


Theodore Edwards
"Teddy"/"Babe Ruth"


Late Master of the Jazz Saxophone
Born in Jackson, Mississippi


Teddy Edwards
1996 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Awardee
Milt "The Judge" Hinton
Late Father of the Modern Jazz Bass
Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi


Milt Hinton
1996 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Awardee
Hank Jones

Late Master of the Jazz Piano
Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi



Freddie Waits

Late Master of the Jazz Drums
Born in Jackson, Mississippi


Freddie Waits
Dick Griffin

Master of the Jazz Trombone
Born in Jackson, Mississippi


Dick Griffin
John Gilmore

Late Master of the Jazz Saxophone
Born in Summit, Mississippi


John Gilmore
MICHAEL WILDERMAN | jazzvisionphotos.com


Redd Holt

Late Seasoned Jazz Drummer
Born in Rosedale, Mississippi


Redd Holt
Chuck Lawson

Seasoned Jazz Bassist
Born in Yazoo City, Mississippi

Chuck Lawson
2006 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Awardee
Charles Davis

Master of the Jazz Saxophone
Born in Goodman, Mississippi


Charles Davis


Lester "Prez" Young

Late Master of the Jazz Saxophone
Born in Woodville, Mississippi


Lester Young
Father of the modern jazz
saxophone
Sherman G. Bell

Late Accomplished Jazz Saxophonist
& Flute Player

Born in Webb, Mississippi


Sherman Bell
Barry Bays

Accomplished Jazz Bassist
Born in Grenada, Mississippi

Barry Bays

Jazz Guitar and Bass Instructor
at Delta State University


Alvin Fielder

Master of the Jazz Drums
Born in Meridian, Mississippi

Al Fielder
MICHAEL WILDERMAN | jazzvisionphotos.com
2008 Mississppi Jazz & Heritage
Festival Lifetime Acheivement
Awardee
Jimmie Lunceford

Master Jazz Saxophonist
and band leader
Born in Fulton, Mississippi


Jimmie Lunceford
Dwayne Armstrong

Master Jazz Saxophonist
Born in Greenville, Mississippi


Dwayne Armstrong
Sherrill Holly

Accomplished Jazz Saxophonist
Born in Jackson, Mississippi


Sherrill Holly


Robert Hobbs

Seasoned Jazz
Drummer

Born in Brandon,
Mississippi

Gatemouth Moore

Late Seasoned Jazz
Vocalist

Born in Yazoo City,
Mississippi
Greg Robinson

Accomplisged Jazz
Bassist

Born in Jackson,
Mississippi
Richard Jess
Brown


Accomplisged Jazz
Bassist

Born in Jackson,
Mississippi
Anderson Hardwick

Accomplished Jazz
Pianist

Born in Vicksburg,
Mississippi


Ameen
Abdur-Rashied


Accomplished Jazz
Drumer

Born in Jackson,
Mississippi
Ron Wesley

Late Seasoned Jazz
Saxophone

Born in Jackson,
Mississippi
Arthur "Art"
Hilliary


Seasoned Jazz
Pianist

Born in Meridian,
Mississippi
Ola Dura

Accomplished Jazz
Trumpeter

Born in Natchez,
Mississippi
William
Fielder


Master Jazz
Trumpeter

Born in Meridian,
Mississippi
Tobby Tenhet

Late Seasoned Jazz
Saxophonist

Born in Drew,
Mississippi


Reggie Willis

Master Jazz
Bassist

Born in Jackson,
Mississippi
Malachi Favors

Accomplished Jazz
Bassist

Born in Lexington,
Mississippi



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13th Annual
MISSISSIPPI JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL



PRESS RELEASE I


Honoring Mississippi Jazz Legend

John Gilmore
Late Master of the Jazz Saxophone
Born in Summit, Mississippi



Ron Myers
MATT WILLIAMSON | ENTERPRISE JOURNAL

Jazz Heritage

Dr. Ron Myers plays the trumpet during the 13th annual Mis-
sissippi Jazz and Heritage Festival Sunday evening at the
Summit Rotary Gym. The event honored saxophonists the
late John Gilmore of Summit and the late Lester 'Prez' Young
of Woodville. Gilmore played with Sun Ra and his Arkestra.
Young was considered on of the sax's greatest players.



Summit, MS: 13th Annual Mississippi Jazz Festival


John Gilmore

MICHAEL WILDERMAN | jazzvisionphotos.com

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Lee Morgan and John Gilmore with the Jazz Messengers


click below to review:
Enterprise-Journal Newspaper Article (McComb, MS)



Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
4010 Robb Street Extention
Summit, Mississippi
601-276-9536     662-247-3364


FREE ADMISSION!     DONATIONS APPRECIATED!



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P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, MS 39038
662-392-2016     662-247-1471     662-247-4767 Fax
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