Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Central Avenue Jazz Festival


Great music tonight!
Looking Forward
Having a great time
I really enjoyed all the live video's. Iam making plans to visit the next one!! When will it be held??
Are you still accepting vendor apps? Can't send from your website!
I really enjoyed the Central Avenue Jazz Concert last month. I purchased a t-shirt and would like two more...Who is the contact person and may I have that person's number and/or email? Thank you
Day one of 2018 Jazz festival was amazing!!
See y'all at the Central Ave Jazz festival today and tomorrow...SUPPORT black businesses...come out and have a great. Time!....Historical sights and great info along with great music...at the end of the day ...come to historical American Legion Post #228 at 51st and CENTRAL and have a drink and cool off before you end a great DAY....THANK YOU...see you there...
July 31, 2011 Nolan Shaheed Ernie Andrews Band Central Avenue Jazz Festival #centralavenuejazzfestival #juanemorsephotog #nolandshaheed #trumpet #jazz #blues #blackandwhiteimage
Grow up there on central Ave 42an place near Hotel Dunbar where Dolemite movies were filmed and Working with Rudy Ray Moore.

The 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival is July 25 & 26. As always, the event is FREE. Join us! Follow us on Instagram @centralavejazz

Operating as usual

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The #BravoHighSchoolLatinJazzBand at its best. Giving us everything at this years #CentralAveJazz Festival. If you were at #StageTwo you know they did there thing. I'll leave this right here so you could enjoy these tunes as you get ready for your weekend. #CentralAvenue #SouthLA #CD9

Mr. #ErnieAndrews!
We hope you enjoyed his performance, we did. #CentralAveJazz #StandingOvation

[07/28/16]   We are receiving a lot of questions in regards to the cost of joining us at the #CentralAveJazz Festival, please #Share and let everyone know that this weekends event is #FREE.

That's right, two days of #music, #dancing and #jazz will be free along #CentralAvenue in #SouthLosAngeles.

See you all this weekend. And thank you for all the #love!

A perfect picture still captured by Juan Morse! This is how much fun we have at the #CentralAveJazz Festival.

Don't miss out this year July 30-31 along #CentralAvenue in the heart of #SouthLA. #CD9

2010 Central Ave Jazz Festival
You've got to get up, to get down...

In the words of Mr. #JuanMorse, "#Getup2GetDown! Here's how we have fun at the #CentralAveJazz Festival!
Shall we dance...

#CentralAvenue #SouthLA #CD9

Marvin Smitty Smith – Drum Solos 2015

Marvin Smith was born in Waukegan, Illinois, where his father, Marvin Sr., was a drummer. As a result, "Smitty," was exposed to music at a young age, receiving formal musical training at the age of three.

Marvin Smitty Smith has recorded 200 albums with various artists, as well as two solo albums.[3] He also has toured with Sting, Dave Holland, Sonny Rollins, Willie Nelson and with Steve Coleman.[3] He is a former member of The New York Jazz Quartet,[1] and Drummer under fellow Berklee alum and Musical Director, Kevin Eubanks, for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Guess what! He will be performing at this years #CentralAveJazz Festival providing you all the energy, soul and jazz during his performance. He is ready to give it all and leave it all on stage this year along #CentralAvenue.

Don't miss out, because on the weekend of July 30-31, #SouthLA is going to be hot, with music and energy that is! #Share #JazzEnergy

27 Oct. 2015

Guess who's back...Shabazz Seafood!

With lines that wrap around her location, Ms. Muriel is back to serve guests at the #CentralAveJazz Festival!

I'll be ordering one of her healthy (meaning well served) plates that is always filling and delicious. Look for her along #CentralAvenue festival grounds on July 30-31 you'll be delightfully surprised.

See you all in #SouthLA at the biggest Jazz Festival in South Los Angeles.
#share #cd9 #munchies

Central Avenue Jazz Festival Vendor Testimonial- Jazz Heads

Everyone is family here at the #CentralAveJazz Festival! Great customer service, great prices, a great product and overall GREAT people. Some of you may remember them for their awesome shirts, they are our family, JazzHeadz!

Please visit them at this years festival July 30-31 along #CentralAvenue in #SouthLA. #Smallbusiness #Vendor #Share

Bobby Matos And His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Llegue

New York born and bred, percussionist, composer/ arranger and bandleader #BobbyMatos has dedicated his life to playing and spreading the best #AfroLatinJazz he can. He is a veteran of many tours and recordings and has played with such stars as Bobby Hutcherson, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Miriam Makeba, Jack Costanzo, Dave Pike, Pucho & the Latin Soul Bros., Ralph Irrazarry, Larry Harlow, Celia Cruz, Eric Gale, and others.

Family, be ready for the great...Bobby Matos Latin Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, July 31 at the #CentralAveJazzFestival in #SouthLosAngeles along #CentralAvenue where L.A. #Jazz was born.

Remember to bring your dancing shoes for this one!
#Share the love! #SouthLA

Latin Jazz. "Footprints" 1996 Enjoy!

aaron Shaw- Grammy Camp Jazz Session Audition 2014- Tenor Saxophone- [email protected]

Here we go.

Have you heard of #AaronShaw. . .if you haven't, meet the Los Angeles native that will be playing Saturday, July 30-2016 at the #CentralAveJazz Festival.

This young #jazz prodigy is sure to bring life, love, music and dance to this years community festival in #SouthLosAngeles. Here's just a glimpse of this young man's talent.

#New9th #CentralAvenue #Stage1 #Share

aaron Shaw-Tenor Saxophone-Los Angeles,CA Application Number:121156731 [email protected] 1st.Billie's Bounce 2nd.Like Someone In Love 3rd.Reflections Band: ...

[06/02/16]   Musical line up coming soon...

#CentralAvenueJazz Festival ready!
We hope you are.
Remember to Save the Date July 30-31 for #SouthLA's one and only Central Avenue Jazz Festival. Food and family fun!
Thanks again District Office of Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. #New9th

VENDORS....this message is for you.

The Jazz Festival is the prime location to come on out and sell all your goods. From arts, crafts, hats, shirts and FOOD this is the best place to do so.

Enjoy the wonderful tunes of jazz and thousands that will be in attendance you're sure to make a hit!

If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor at this years Central Avenue Jazz Festival, tag them on this post! Applications are available and early bird rates are available.

See you on #CentralAvenue on July 30-31!

[05/13/16]   Central Avenue Jazz Festival crew...
What is your fondest memory of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival?

How many years have YOU been attending?

What's your favorite must have food at the festival?

Please share your answers. And if you have pictures, upload them on our page and show everyone all the fun you have.

[05/13/16]   Let's get ready for JAZZ!

Its that time of the year again, so make sure you SAVE the DATE!!! July 30-31 #CentralAvenue will be celebrating its 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival! Some of you missed it last year and a lot of you can't wait for this year, so make sure you join District Office of Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr., #SouthLA, and the rest of the city as we celebrate the biggest festival that happens east of the 110 fwy in South Los Angeles, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival.

There will be plenty of music, food, memorabilia and did we mention #MUSIC! We hope to see everyone during these two awesome days of fun! #CD9 #CentralAveJazz

Central Avenue Jazz Festival

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Central Avenue Jazz Festival


Thank you Ms. Muriel from Shabazz Seafood. We appreciate your ongoing support at the #CentralAveJazz Festival. We love you too!

WOW!! What a wonderful event. The 20th Anniversary of The Central Avenue Jazz Festival was Great! Fun for Family, Friends, Community- What an Incredible display of Unity in The Community! The Music, Fun and Food was Fantastic! A Special ' Shout Out" to Johnny Andrade- Coordinator who every years does an Amazing job- Thank You Johnny- We Love and Respect You- Thank You Council Member Curren Price and The New Ninth! What an Exciting Event!!

What a better name than this: "Once Upon a Time in South Central".
By: #LuisGenaroGarcia

A local high school teacher from #JeffersonHighSchool participated at this years #CentralAveJazz Festival inside the #ArtsPavilion. One of his amazing pieces.

What do you think?

Prints are available.

#CentralAvenue #SouthLAArt #SouthLA

"Once upon a time in South Central"

Some highlights of this years #CentralAveJazz festival. Thanks KJAZZ 88.1 FM for all you do.

And a special shout out to #JoeRizzo for always putting together an awesome line up!

The 20th anniversary of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival starts today in front of the historical Dunbar Hotel on Central Avenue with a tribute to the great Gerald Wilson. Also Poncho Sanchez, Ray Goren, Alfredo Rodriguez, Henry Franklin, Christopher Astoquillca, Aaron Shaw and more. Join us. FREE! www.centralavejazz.org
...... Jose Rizo

We are here at the #CentralAveJazz Festival ready for Mr. #PonchoSanchez!

Enjoying an afternoon on #CentralAvenue!

And on the second stage at the #CentralAveJazz Festival!
We are ready to make noise, dance and enjoy #jazz from all these artist here at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival. We turn 20 and we are #celebrating the right way!

Please #Share and see you soon!

Thanks for the #love and support.

Please review some of the minor details at this years event, the #CentralAveJazz Festival!

See you all tomorrow.


2015 Central Ave Jazz Festival Promos on Vimeo

Have you seen one of the latest promos?!!?

Check us out on #KLCS! Thanks for supporting the #CentralAveJazzFestival. See you tomorrow!

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We have held out long enough...here's the official line up for this weekend's #CentralAveJazz Festival!

Please make sure to #Share this information. See you all there for a weekend full of #community, #food and #jazz!

Stay tuned for parking locations.

We are ready for the #CentralAveJazz Festival.
Are you?!

See you all Saturday and Sunday!

We are super ecstatic to celebrate the 20th Annual #CentralAveJazz Festival this #Saturday & #Sunday July 25-26 along the historic #CentralAvenue corridor where #LAJazz began.

Sunblock, shades and good vibes is what you should bring to this fun filled family event that takes place in #CouncilDistrict9.

We have a great music line up, a youth pavilion that is sure to keep the kiddos having fun, an art pavilion that is being hosted by #LaManchaGallery, a business & jobs pavilion and not to mention a health pavilion.

Merchandise, crafts and food vendors for days. Which is what festival on goers expect and we're delivering!

So join #CouncilmanCurrenPrice as we celebrate the Jazz Festivals 20th Anniversary with a weekend full of #music, #dancing and #community.
#CD9 #SouthLA #Share

Poncho Sanchez- Besame Mama

So happy to announce that Mr. #PonchoSanchez will be closing the #CentralAveJazz Festival on Saturday #July25!

If you haven't seen him, you will experience how he incorporates the #congas in his jazz sets, how there is not one person left sitting because they're to busy dancing and enjoying his #latinjazz rhythm. Be a part of this party along the historic #CentralAvenue where LA Jazz was born, here in #SouthLosAngeles.

Please #Share and we hope to see you at this #FREE event.
Much love, music and community! #CD9

Besame mama

Getting #JazzFestival ready.
Working hard for #SouthLA. Make sure to come visit us at the #CentralAveJazz festival July 25-26!
#Events #CD9

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July from #CouncilmanCurrenPrice tomorrow.

We would also like to extend an invitation to each one of you for the community festival over at the Los Angeles #SportsArena on Christmas Tree Lane.

KJAZZ 88.1 FM will be playing your favorite songs, live entertainment and great activities for the kids like the rock wall and bungee jump. We will also have an awesome #fireworks show that is sure to light up all of #CouncilDistrict9!

So come one come all to tomorrow's event. Let's party this summer together!

Please #Share.

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio - Live at the 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival "Guantanamera"

The #AlfredoRodriguezTrio will be another performer at this years #CentralAvenueJazzFestival2015!

Born in Havana, Cuba (Coño!), this Cuban jazz pianist was trained at Manuel Samuell Conservatory and music producer Quincy Jones noticed Alfredo at a #JazzFestival and began working with him.

Alfredo has played at the #PlayboyJazzFestival, Detroit Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival and now he will take the stage at the #CentralAvenueJazzFestival along Central Avenue where #LAJazz began.

See you in South LA enjoying the tunes of Alfredo Rodriguez on July 25th & 26th.

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Barbara Morrison I Was Doing Alright

Ms. #BarbaraMorrison will be one of many of our guests for this years #CentralAvenueJazzFestival2015!
Born in Michigan, she will grace this years event on Sunday with her one of a kind jazz style that is sure to have everyone in jazz-euphoria.

Please #share and stay tuned as we continue to give bits of information of the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival.

See you all July 25th & 26th of 2015.

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Central Avenue Jazz Festival Vendor Testimonial- Jazz Heads




Central Avenue And 43rd
Los Angeles, CA

General information

9th District Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) are proud to present the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival! Thousands of Angelenos will gather July 25 and 26 in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles for the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, in a celebration of community and music. This free community festival, which celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue, kicks off Saturday, July 25th at 11:30 a.m. on Central Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the newly renovated historic Dunbar Hotel.

Opening Hours

Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
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