Councilman Curren Price Kicks Off 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The two-day family friendly event is expected to draw thousands of guests to historic Central Avenue as festival celebrates 20 years of music and entertainment for South LA Community 


WHAT: Joined by community members and longtime musicians, Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. will announce Thursday the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival and kick-off a series of events leading up to the iconic event. Councilman Price will be joined by veteran Jazz Festival Artistic Producer, Jose Rizo, as well as representatives from the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, METRO and a musical presentation from a special guest. For more than two decades the Central Avenue Jazz Festival has helped celebrate the musical history and culture of South Los Angeles, the west coast birthplace of Jazz music. This free, family friendly event will take place July 25th and 26th, along the historic Central Avenue between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue and will include three stages of live musical performance; art and business development and employment resources, health and wellness and youth pavilions as well as a myriad of food and merchandise vendors and much more. Marking 20 years of history, this year the event will also include a series of pre-events throughout the month of July which includes a special conversation with Carmen de Lavallade on July 12th, two symposiums on the history of Central Avenue and its legacy on July 18th and a special theater performance on July 21st. This year, the event will also be commemorated with a special, limited edition TAP card to promote the use of public transportation. For more information on the festival and all pre-events visit

WHO: Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr.    

    Mark Wilson, President, Coalition for Responsible Community Development

    Jose Rizo, Artistic Director, Central Avenue Jazz Festival

    LA Metro Representative       

WHEN: Thursday, July 9, 2015

      9:30 AM                                                                                                                                       

WHERE: Intersection of 42nd Place and Central Avenue    

        (Front Entrance of Dunbar Hotel located at 4225 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011)


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