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Mayor Purzycki, Cultural Affairs Director Betz Encourage Jazz Lovers to Attend the FREE Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Community Kick-Off Celebration This Sunday, June 16

Post Date:06/13/2019 4:00 PM

 The community festival, featuring local jazz artists, will take place along the Brandywine River from 1 to 7 p.m. jazz kickoff

Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz encourage jazz lovers to attend the FREE Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Community Kick-Off Celebration this Sunday, June 16, at the Clifford Brown Listening Garden, 16th and Clifford Brown Walk on Wilmington’s East Side. The event, which begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m., will feature FREE music performances, chess matches, games, food, and fun for the entire family. Canned goods will be accepted in exchange for prizes.
 
Artists scheduled to perform on Sunday include Alfie Moss & Dexter Koonce, The Jackie Brown Nonet, Nadjah Nicole, Aaron Walker, Skip Boardley, and The Fast Lane Big Band among others. The event will take place rain or shine.
 
The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Rodney Square—Wilmington’s premier music event and the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast—is celebrating its 31st year. The Festival’s Rodney Square main stage concerts will be held on Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22, with performances starting at 5:30 p.m. on the weekdays and at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
 
The performers for the 2019 jazz festival are available at www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.org along with artist bios. Visit the festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cliffordbrownjazzfest/.

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