Clifford Brown International Jazz Day Concert
April 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cityfest kicks off a monthly jazz series by celebrating Wilmington’s own, Clifford Brown Year Round. Join us for the Inaugural Clifford Brown Jazz Day Concert!
Clifford Brown Year Round celebrates International Jazz Day!
The inaugural Clifford Brown International Jazz Day Awards Concert will be held on Friday April 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the City of Wilmington’s International Jazz Day Festivities. The evening of music will feature trumpeter Terrell Stafford and the Clifford Brown Festival Band along with an awards ceremony. Join emcee Tina Betz, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Wilmington, for an announcement about the 2021 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival and in naming honorees for the following awards: Clifford Brown Legacy Award; Clifford Brown Advocacy, Volunteerism, & Philanthropy in Jazz Award; Clifford Brown Young & Swinging Award; and the Clifford Brown Top Jazz Presenter Award.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.
Following the Awards Concert, on Saturday May 1, Cityfest will host a virtual Artists Forum featuring conversations of professional musicians, presenters, and agents to influence and inspire up and coming jazz musicians. Register for artist forum at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/cityfest/509162