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1st Annual Jamburg Jazz Festival
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 10, 2021
The Palmetto Park and Pond located on Hamburg Street in North Augusta, SC hosted the great African American jazz performers of the day Fitzgerald, Holiday, Armstrong, Basie and more during the 30’s and 40’s. Our Story and BEC PLEX have collectively created the “Jamburg Jazz Festival” in commemoration of the achievements and accomplished of the musically contributions blacks had made to jazz music. APRIL 8, 9, & 10th From New Orleans, to Dixieland, swing and straight ahead jazz the influence these artist have made are insurmountable. “Jamburg” is an outstanding weekend of the evolution of jazz from the African Roots, to the Harlem Renaissance to the development of the Chitin’ Circuit. This is a don’t miss musically experience!
Enjoy contemporary jazz outside on the patio Thursday, April 8th with Guitarist Robert Reid and Saxophonist Bo Gardner Friday, April 9 and Saturday April 10 while inside the music in unveiled with the Big Band swing and Dixieland sound Fri. April 9 & Sat. April 10 from Trombonist Wendell Higgs and Stephen “Saxee” Smith a special tributes to Billie Holliday on Friday night April 9 with vocalist Jo Nash and then tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on Sat April 10 by Denise Coleman. One night or all three nights this festival is CSRA’s jazz finest. Specialty foods of the region each night. Advance purchase required on Eventbrite.com
ONLY 60 tickets will be sold to observe social distancing.
Thursday $20.00 with light hors d’oeuvers
Friday and Saturday $30.00 with samplings of the delicious cuisines of the South from the Gullah to Cajun Creole, topped off with dinner 6 -8pm, cash bar and historical look at the influence of jazz in North Augusta, on the CSRA, and beyond.
Concluding with an unique mix of jazz music done the BEC PLEX way for your enjoyment.