National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom

                         

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUNETEENTH
JAZZ PRESENTERS
(NAJJP)


"June Is Black Music Month!"
CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH JAZZ
"Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!"
www.JuneteenthJazz.com 


JUNE IS JUNETEENTH AFRICAN AMERICAN
JAZZ LEGACY MONTH 


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2014 Annual
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUNETEENTH JAZZ PRESENTERS

JUNETEENTH JAZZ LEGACY AWARDS PROGRAM
(JJLA's)
Honoring 6 Years of JJLA Award Presentations Across America!


Sunday, June 29, 2014, 7:00pm
(Location T.B.A.)
Memphis, TN



PRESS RELEASE
 

board meeting
Part of the 2014 NJOF
National Juneteenth Board Meeting & Conference


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Double Tree Hotel
985 South Belevue Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38106
901-528-1800

  

Join us in celebrating our great African American
Jazz Legacy during Black Music Month and Juneteenth!


THE
JJLA's

Acknowledging Excellence in
African American Classical Music - Jazz!



Presenting the
***JJLA Jazz Masters Award***
***JJLA
Jim & Fannie Harrison Jazz Journalism Award***
***JJLA Lifetime Achievement Award***
***JJLA Community Activist Award***
***JJLA Educators Award***

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 JUNETEENTH JAZZ LEGACY STATEMENT - By National Juneteenth Jazz Artist, Ron Myers

 
Juneteenth Jazz

**** Celebrating Juneteenth Jazz Legacy Program Guidelines ****


PRESS RELEASE


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Juneteenth Jazz Resolution
Download and print a
June is Juneteenth African American Jazz Legacy Month Resolution
(For passage by city, county, school boards, state legislaures, etc.)


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What is Juneteenth Jazz?

  
 
  "Juneteenth is a landmark in history, a celebration of freedom and the end of slavery in America. Juneteenth Jazz is dedicated to the preservation of the unique aesthetic expression of freedom through jazz, and the spiritual essence of a people whose lives continue to be the creative catalyst of the roots of all America's music. Juneteenth Jazz is dedicated to the innovators of this great music and the economic, cultural and educational development of the historic community that produced America's most intellectually sophisticated musical expression of freedom for all the world to enjoy."  Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.


"A celebration of the roots that produced the fruits."    Dr. Larry Ridley

 

Ron Myers
Dr. Ronald Myers



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Dr. Larry Ridley


Click below to read one fantastic article and historic interview:
The Roots that Have Produced the Fruits




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Dr. Ronald Myers

Click below to read an informative article by
Dr. Larry Ridley

AAJC Executive Director & Bassist Extraordinaire
Focus on Reverend Dr. Ronald Myers

   Juneteenth Jazz  
Washington Afro American Newspaper
District Juneteenth Event Celebrates Jazz Music
By AFRO Staff     June 15, 2010


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2014 International Juneteenth Jazz Concert Schedule
"A renewing of the historic African American Jazz Chitlin' Circuit"

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www.kc.juneteenthamerica.us 


HOWARD MCGHEE MEMORIAL TULSA JUNETEENTH JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT - (3/6/14)

DR. WILLIAM BENTLEY MEMORIAL NBEA JUNETEENTH JAZZ CONCERT - (3/29/14)

RED HOLLOWAY MEMORIAL ARKANSAS "JAZZ ON THE LEVEE" HELENA ARTS FESTIVAL - (5/31/14)

LAS VEGAS NATIONAL JUNETEENTH JAZZ, SPOKEN WORD & ARTS FESTIVAL - (6/1/14)

FORT SMITH NATIONAL JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING CEREMONY - (6/3/14)

OLIVER NELSON ST. LOUIS JUNETEENTH JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT - (6/4/14)

GRANT GREEN MEMORIAL ST. LOUIS JUNETEENTH JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT - (6/6/14)

CHICAGO NATIONAL JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING CEREMONY - (6/6/14)

CHICAGO JUNETEENTH JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT - (6/7/14)

JAY MCSHANN MEMORIAL MUSKOGEE JUNETEENTH JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL - (6/13/14)

KANSAS CITY MEMORIAL JUNETEENTH JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL - (6/14/14)

OMAHA MALCOLM X MEMORIAL JUNETEENTH JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL - (6/15/14)

OMAHA NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MAAFA RECONCILIATION & HEALING PRAYER SERVICE - (6/16/14)

WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH NATIONAL HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE
National Juneteenth Memorial Maafa Wreath Laying Ceremony - (6/18/14)

GALVESTON JUNETEENTH NATIONAL HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
 - (6/21/14)

CALIFORNIA JUNETEENTH JAZZ HERITAGE & ARTS FESTIVAL - (6/21/14)

POMONA VALLEY JUNETEENTH JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL - (6/21/14)

MILT HINTON MEMORIAL VICKSBURG JUNETEENTH JAZZ & ARTS CONCERT - (6/22/14)

NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BOARD MEETING & CONFERENCE
Juneteenth Jazz Legacy Awards Program - (6/29/14)

LEE MORGAN MEMORIAL PHILADELPHIA JUNETEENTH JAZZ CONCERT - (7/10/14)

ALVIN "MOKKI" MATLOCK MEMORIAL FORT SMITH JAZZ JAM - (8/8/14)

VIRGINIA JUNETEENTH JAZZ & HERITAGE RECONCILIATION & HEALING CONCERT - (8/16/14)

WORLD DAY OF RECONCILIATION & HEALING FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT
Prayer Service - (8/20/14)

JIMMY RUSHING MEMORIAL OKC JUNETEENTH JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT - (8/26/14)

MISSISSIPPI JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL - (8/28/14 - 9/1/14)

ELAINE NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MAAFA RECONCILIATION & HEALING PRAYER SERVICE - (9/30/14)


I Love Wisconsin Jazz 


ALPHONSO TRENT MEMORIAL FORT SMITH JAZZ JAM - (10/24/14)

JIMMY CHEATHAM MEMORIAL JAZZ JAM SESSION - (10/25/14)

WISCONSIN JAZZ & HERITAGE CONCERT - (10/26/14)

ALVIN BATISTE MEMORIAL LOUISIANA JUNETEENTH JAZZ CONCERT - (11/7/14)

  
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Larry Ridley CD Alvin Batiste
(Click on any of the pictures above!)
AAJC/NAJJP Jazz Educators Wall of Fame




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National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
Chair Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. is
asking Congress to enact legislation to
make Junteenth a national day of
observance in America.
(Courtesy Photo)


Washington Informer
Congress Asked To Make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance
By Yannie Givens     June 25, 2009


Juneteenth.us
Click to view the official web site for the
NATIONAL JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN!


 
           
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Kansas City Star
Today's Juneteenth festival stirs up jazz and art
By Rachel Skybetter     June 13, 2009


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Getty Images Photo


Myers urges President Obama to support Juneteenth Jazz
during Black Music Month in June through the performance of
the AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band at the annual WASHINGTON
JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
(
Letter to President Obama) 
 








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Join Us in the Nationwide Celebration of:

JUNE IS

JUNETEENTH AFRICAN AMERICAN
JAZZ LEGACY MONTH
www.JuneteenthRenaissance.com


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National Association of Juneteeth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)
www.JuneteenthJazz.com
Horn on the Farm 
Ron Myers, National Juneteenth Jazz Artist
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician

**** www.RonMyersJazz.com ****

In Association with:


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 African American Jazz Caucus, Inc. (AAJC) 
www.aajc.us        www.najri.org 
       
      


Larry Ridley 
Larry Ridley, Executive Director



Click to purchase CD's by Dr. Larry Ridley!

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Click below to hear a track from Larry's CD "Sum of the Parts"

"
Feeling Blue"



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Photos by: Seitu Orondie', 718-671-8001


AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band recently performed in the
Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research
in Black Culture
in Harlem, New York. 


Click here for more photographs from the AAJC/HBCU concert!
 


Click to purchase a CD by the

AAJC/HBCU CD
AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band!

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Rev. Myers, the national chairman of the Juneteenth
celebration, plays jazz music for students at Sadler Arts Academy.
(photo by Jennifer Lyles)


Muskogee Phoenix News
Sadler celebrates with history, music
By Keith Purtell     February 13, 2009



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` NAJJP MISSION STATEMENT

The preservation of America's jazz legacy through the presentation of African-American classical music, commonly called "jazz", during the month of June, Black Music Month, in association with the celebration of Juneteenth in America.


NAJJP GOAL

To organize, publicize and support Juneteenth Jazz Events during Black Music Month throughout the country.


HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE & SUPPORT THE NAJJP?

As owner/manager of a jazz club, restaurant or other jazz venue, have your jazz venue and Juneteenth Jazz Event publicized and supported through our Juneteenth Jazz Network across the country.

As a Juneteenth Jazz Festival organizer or promoter, join our growing list of jazz presentors and have your JuneteenthJazz Event listed on our web site. Coordinate your efforts with other jazz promoters across the country.

As an accomplished Performing Jazz Artist, become a supporter of our National Juneteenth Jazz Commission. Contact us about using your name as one of our NAJJP supporters.





NAJJP Performing Jazz Artist Supporters (1/26/10):


David Murray
David Murray


London Branch
Ron Myers
Aye Aton
Manty Ellis
Rachella Parks
Sayeed Jamal
Larry Ridley
Dick Griffin
Wilton Knott






NAJJP Founding Board of Directors:

Ron Myers John Thompson
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman (left) and John Thompson, Vice-Chairman (right) are
founding board members of the National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)
actively involved in the annual presentation of Juneteenth Jazz festivals and events. Rev., Dr. Myers is the Founder & Chairman of the
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign, the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC). John Thompson is the Founder & President of Juneteenth America, Inc. (JAI). Dr. Myers is also the National Juneteenth Jazz Artist performing in Juneteenth Jazz festivals and concerts across the nation.


Curtis Faulkner 

Curtis Faulkner is a founding board member of the NAJJP not currently involved in the activities of the organization or the annual presentation of Juneteenth Jazz festivals or events. Curtis Faulkner is the Founder & President of the Juneteenth Jazz & Heritage Festival (JHJF).


 Celebrating Juneteenth Jazz 



Horn In The Corn
"Horn in the Corn" Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS
Bill Johnson, , Greenville, MS
Ron Myers, Piano & Trumpet
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician
Artistic Director of the Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist


**** www.RonMyersJazz.com ****


Music Vitae and Press Release
"RON MYERS PROMOTES JUNETEENTH JAZZ DURING BLACK MUSIC MONTH"