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Jazz Festival

Special 40th Anniversary Alcorn State University Jazz Festival
April 17-19, 2020

Thursday, April 16 Lorman Campus - Alcorn State University
1:00 PM Workshop - SouthEast Jazz All-Stars, Little theater – Fine Arts Building
2:00 PM Performances - SouthEast Jazz All-Stars, ASU Jazz Combo & Jazz Ensemble
ASU Plaza (The Student Union Ballroom is the weather back-up venue.)

Friday, April 17 (Evening)
Performances - SouthEast Jazz All-Stars, Alcorn State University Jazz Combo & Jazz Ensemble
Washington Street Park (The Vicksburg City Auditorium is the weather back-up.)

Saturday, April 18
All day event in the Vicksburg Convention Center
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Performances by high school jazz & university jazz ensembles
4:00 PM Featured guest artist workshop
7:00 PM MS Jazz Educators
8:00 PM Main Event – Concert, Featured guest artists.

39th Annual

Alcorn State University
Jazz Festival

April 12-13, 2019

Friday, April 12

Workshop & performances

ASU Campus 10AM - Afternoon

Saturday, April 13

Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS

Workshop - Dee Dee Bridgewater


Performance - MS Jazz Educators


Performance - Dee Dee Bridgewater



Denise "Dee Dee" Bridgewater is an American jazz singer. She is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award-winning stage actress. For 23 years, she was the host of National Public Radio's syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.

All-Day Event - Free - Public Invited

Mississippi Arts Commission logo National Endowment for the Arts logo South Arts logo

Vicksburg, MS logo

ASU Jazz Festival Application

Contact Information

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Listen to the MPB radio broadcast about the Thirtieth Anniversary Alcorn State University Jazz Festival with Dr. David Miller, Festival Director on Mississippi Arts Hour (aired April 11, 2010 on Mississippi Public Broadcasting) available on the following website: Radio Broadcast