Thousands of Angelenos are expected to crowd the "New Ninth" this weekend for the 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The event pays homage to the vital role Central Ave played in establishing Jazz music and culture. Partnering with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development and a host of community and corporate sponsors, Councilmember Curren Price is proud to announce an expanded event this year that will feature three live stages of music, including one inside the historic Dunbar Hotel. This year’s performers include music legends like the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Ernie Andrews, and Mongorama featuring Justo Almario, among others and the event continues to be free for all.
This year the event also includes the participation of BET Entertainment and Centric who will be presenting Terrace Martin, Malcolm Jamal Warner and other special surprise guests. Also included in this year’s festivities are targeted community engagement components with the addition of new Health and Wellness, Youth, and Arts Pavilion where residents will be able to access key information and health screenings, family friendly activities and exciting live art demonstrations.