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POSTPONED: 7th Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival
May 25 @ 08:00 - May 28 @ 21:00
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7th ANNUAL RED CAT JAZZ FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNING, ALL-STAR LINEUP
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN NEW LOCATION
Houston, Texas April 25, 2017 — The 7th Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival, presented by the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, promises a unique cultural experience, this Memorial Day Weekend, on the grounds of Mall of the Mainland in Texas City, Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28.
Festival founder, Sam Pink announces the lineup he has curated saying, “Expect performances by some of the biggest names in jazz, including Grammy Award winners Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lobber Trio, and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, the legendary Ronnie Laws, the First Lady of the Red Cat Music Group Althea Rene, Mike Phillips has played the national anthem for the NFC championship and other major sporting events , soulful funk saxophonist Marion Meadows, Elan Trotman, Theresa Grayson, Cindy Bradley and rounding out the stellar event will be LaLa Wilson, Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward and a new rising star in the jazz world, Mike Hamilton.”
Last year’s festival took place at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, during Mother’s Day Weekend. Addressing the goal of expanding its boarders, this year the festival is in Texas City. Mayor Matt Doyle called the Red Cat Jazz Festival a welcome addition to other festivals already in the city. “We’re very excited about having another festival in Texas City, especially at Mall of the Mainland,” says the mayor. “Most of our festivals are on the water, so we’re happy to have an inland festival to add to the mix.”
What is the Red Cat Jazz Festival?
The Red Cat Jazz Festival is a 4-day cultural affair, in which musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome thousands of visitors each year. The first Red Cat Jazz Festival was held at Jones Plaza, in Houston, Texas, music enthusiasts turned out in record numbers, establishing the event as a dynamic annual showcase. This year’s festival is Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28 at Mall of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas. The Red Cat Jazz Festival provides funding to support the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society’s year-round programming.
In addition to presenting epic concerts by world-renowned jazz artists, the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society is joining hands with the Diaz Music Institute and the World Youth Foundation, in celebration of the festivals 7th anniversary by doing what all three do best: Support Jazz Education and Outreach
In support of jazz education, the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society presents:
The Rising Star Talent Competition, facilitated by the Diaz Music Institute, promotes promising high school and college musicians to live stage performances during the Memorial Day weekend,
S.T.E.A.M. up the JAZZ, facilitated by the World Youth Foundation, is a series of interactive workshops focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math, and
The Red Cat Jazz Café Sunday Brunch, honored guests are military veterans and active personnel. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Color Guards will open the ceremony.
About Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, Inc.
The Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society is a 501 c3 nonprofit which celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of the Red Cat Jazz Festival, Young Cats performances and S.T.E.A.M. educational programs. Established in 2012 the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society conducts music education outreach which impacts hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students. The Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society is best known for providing youth free music instruments and music-based college scholarships.
About Diaz Music Institute
Led by Grammy award winner Jose Antonio Diaz, the Diaz Music Institute create opportunities thru music education for all children of any culture and any income level with the potential of developing a professional career in the music industry. Diaz Music Institute also plays an active role in establishing partnerships with schools and other organizations in the city’s lower income neighborhoods. Focused on the development of Latin and Afro- Latin music, the study of pivotal musicians and composers, and nurturing students thru an outreach program with strong musical substance, students who participate in the programs leave with a full toolbox of behaviors that virtually guarantee their success in whatever career path they choose.
About World Youth Foundation, Inc.
For 25 years, World Youth Foundation, has been and continues to be committed and vested in preparing youth for sustainable livelihoods in today’s economy. Empowering youth builds resilience, character, integrity and wisdom, while fostering and enabling opportunities to connect youth with real-life world experiences, through project-based learning. At the same time, the students become engaged with their community and exposed to healthier and more productive lifestyles. These collective efforts focus on providing our emerging leaders with enlightened futures, full of optimism and purpose.
For more information, visit redcatjazz.com.