ANN N. JOHNSON JAZZ FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE NATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST – ROMAN GIANARTHUR AND LOCAL ARTISTS

Posted by painewebmaster | 08/26/2014 11:16 AM

Tickets are on sale for the Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival scheduled for September 14th at 6:00 p.m.  The annual event will take place at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater located downtown Augusta, Georgia.

This year, the Festival will feature Sounds Unlimited, Mike Frost Band, and TuTu D'Vyne featuring Quiet Storm.  We are pleased that Wondaland Arts Society national recording artist Roman GianArthur will perform during the festival. Of note, GianArthur and R&B songwriter-recording artist Janelle Monaé are label mates.

This is the second year of the Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival benefiting the Augusta United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Campaign. The UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. For over 69 years, UNCF has provided billions of dollars in scholarships for students with financial challenges. The Jazz Festival, named after arts supporter, philanthropist and Paine College Alumna, Ann N. Johnson, raised $38,000 during the inaugural jazz festival in 2013.

Tickets for general admission will cost $25.00. Tickets for children under 17 years of age and student tickets are $10.00 (current student ID must be presented at purchase). Purchase tickets in the office of Institutional Advancement located in Haygood-Holsey Hall, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   For more information, contact Leadra Collins at 706.821.8322, or via email: Lcollins@paine.edu.

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”  All proceeds will benefit the Augusta UNCF Campaign.