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Alabama Women in Jazz Festival

Alabama Women in Jazz Festival to be held September 6-8.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 11:09 AM
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 8:57 AM

September 6 - 8
Valley Arts and Entertainment, along with the UAH Music Department and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion present the Alabama Women in Jazz and Blues weekend.

Thursday, September 6 will be a student workshop at Robert E. McNair Jr. High School. The workshop will be conducted by renowned harpist, Brandee Younger. An evening performance will take place in Roberts Recital Hall (UAH) beginning at 7pm. Tickets are available at valleyartsandentertainment.

September 7 at 7pm, Valley Arts will host an Album Release Performance by artist B. Alexandria. She is a local performer who will celebrate her album entitled "Matters of the Heart." Opening for B. Alexandria is Jovani Occomy, a UAH student and local singer-songwriter. This is a fundraising event for Valley Arts Music Scholarship fund.

September 8, 3pm is Festival Day. The festival starts at 3pm on the greenspace near the Conference Training Center at UAH. The lineup includes Lee High School Jazz Band, Grissom High School, Sharla Grable, a local flutist and jazz performer, and Cathy Stiles (UAH Alumni) jazz saxophonist. The headline artist is The Nellie Mack Project, a powerful female bass blues player from Mississippi.

This is a free, community event. Food trucks and vendors will be at the festival. No alcohol, no coolers, no pets, smoke-free campus, lawn chairs are encouraged.

Registration and information are located here: valleyartsandentertainment.

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