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Birmingham City Councilor Kim Rafferty Inviting Public to Attend Jazz in the Park Series in District 2

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Saturday, June 27, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL– What’s better than an evening filled with good music, fun, and fellowship and best of all it’s free! Birmingham City Councilor Kim Rafferty is inviting residents in District 2 to enjoy smooth and soulful jazz as a part of the “Jazz in the Park” summer series. The free concert will take place this Sunday June 28th at East Lake Park located at 1st Avenue North and 84th Street. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and will feature music from Daniel “Jose,” On Purpose, and Dwight Houston.

“When you think about a good, fun event that the entire family can enjoy, “Jazz in the Park” always comes to mind,” Councilor Rafferty said. “The musicians that they have lined up for this event are going to put on a stellar show, and I’m looking forward to being able to enjoy the soothing tune of jazz music all while mixing and mingling with the residents of District 2.”

Sunday’s show is a part of a 16 show series that includes a number of jazz musicians. The annual event is organized by Magic City Smooth Jazz, which is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) public charity, that increases cultural activities in neighborhoods and communities in the Greater Birmingham area by presenting a series of FREE summer performances in various parks and providing a platform on which local jazz artists can showcase their talents and unique artistic style of music of contemporary, straight-ahead, and Latin jazz.

About Magic City Jazz

Magic City Smooth Jazz is a federally recognized non-profit organization, with a mission to expose a cultural diverse audience to various styles of jazz.  Since its inception in 2008, Magic City Smooth Jazz has hosted over 40 concerts, presenting over 275 area musicians and national artists from Esperanza Spalding, Gregg Karukas, Eric Marienthal, Dee Lucas, Paul Taylor, Euge Groove, Keiko Matsui, Kim Scott, Nelson Rangell, Cindy Bradley, Tizer, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, JazZ in P!nk, Down to the Bone, Norman Brown, Althea Rene, Vincent Ingala & Jonathan Fritzen, Aaron Bing, Janita, Justin Klunk, Oli Silk, and Warren Hill while impacting the lives of over 20,000 adults and children.

For more information, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information, Brittany Sharp at 205-721-5369 or