All That Jazz
This year's Central Avenue Jazz Festival has passed, but luckily Labor Day weekend offers another chance to celebrate our city's rich musical history in the streets where our trumpets first sounded. If it's been a while since you familiarized yourself with one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in the city, get thee to West Adams for the Jazz Under the Stars festival. The yearly party, founded by Bob Jones, considered the "Godfather of Black Hollywood," has expanded to two days of soul-satisfying music this year. There will be a "warm-up" concert on Saturday evening with salsa, blues and jazz beats, but the main event takes place Sunday evening, adding in R&B and gospel singers. Bring chairs, a blanket, some cash for food, open ears and your tapping feet. 2500 block of Seventh Avenue, north of West Adams Boulevard; Sat., Aug. 31-Sun., Sept. 1, 6:45-11 p.m.; free. (323) 603-1520, leimertparkbeat.com/events/jazz-in-the-avenues-2.
Sat., Aug. 31, 6:45-11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 1, 6:45-11 p.m., 2013
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