Alcorn State University to host its 33rd annual Jazz Festival

Alcorn State University to host its 33rd annual Jazz Festival

Alcorn State University will host its annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 20, at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Now in its 33rd year, the Jazz Festival is a masterpiece rich in tradition and talent. Jazz masters like Clark Terry, Max Roach, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Louie Bellson, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis and Stanley Turrentine have graced the stage of this prominent event throughout its history establishing the festival as a true gem and premier jazz event in the region.

“For over three decades, the Department of Fine Arts at Alcorn, with funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Southern Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts, has sponsored what has become Mississippi’s longest-running and most prestigious jazz festival,” stated Dr. David Miller, Jazz Festival director and professor of music at Alcorn. “We invite everyone to pay a visit to the Festival and experience all of this sensational music absolutely free.”

University and high school jazz ensembles from around the Southeast will perform from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be an educational All-Stars Workshop at 4:00 p.m., and an evening concert featuring some of the most prominent jazz artists on the today’s scene. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the Mississippi Jazz Educators and a phenomenal international group.

For details, contact Dr. Miller at 601.877.6602 or visit .