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Don’t miss the return of Central Avenue Jazz Festival


Be there on Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sept. 23 music lovers can expect a triumphant, lively, and a cool, creative experience from 11 a.m.-7 p.m as the 28th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival makes its triumphant return.

The festival is hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price (Ninth District) in conjunction with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development and concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles.

The free event will feature some of the region’s most exceptional musicians, including five-time Grammy winner Billy Childs who is considered one of the nation’s foremost composers of his era.

Also on hand will be the legendary flutist Hubert Laws, winner of the 2011 National Endowment for Arts Masters Award, the highest honor the nation bestows on jazz artists. The Boogaloo Assassins are a 13-piece latin soul and salsa group from Los Angeles. They are a three-time recipient of the “Best Latin Band” awarded by the OC Weekly Music Awards.

There will be three stages for performances: the Ernie Andrews State, the Barbara Morrison Stage and the historic Dunbar Hotel Stage.

“It feels so good to finally bring back this treasured community experience, and we plan to make it our best one yet,” Price said. This will be an unforgettable day filled with soul-stirring melodies, electrifying performances and the infectious rhythm of jazz from world-class musicians. It’s time to reconnect with old friends, make new memories and celebrate the rich history of jazz.”

There will be a Youth Pavilion with educational programming, games and arts and crafts. Three will be an Art Pavilion with visual and cultural art exhibits featuring cutting-edge artwork from renowned local artists. A Health and Wellness Pavilion will offer a wide range of free and confidential healthcare services, dental screenings and more. A Public Resources Pavilion will feature city departments providing valuable resources and services to Los Angeles residents.

Numerous local food beverage vendors will be on hand as well. Festival parking is very limited. It is recommended you use Metro or use a rideshare provider.

For more details, visit or call (323) 846-2651.