"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
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)
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.
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.
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).