The festival will take place on August 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., in the upper parking deck of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

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What began in 2015 as an intimate annual block party (the Sutro Avenue Summer Soirée) on a residential street in Leimert Park has evolved organically into the Leimert Park Jazz Festival. Now in its 3rd year (and second time presented in person), the Leimert Park Jazz Festival is becoming a centerpiece of the summer lineup in South Los Angeles, attracting a diverse audience in terms of age, race, ethnicity and socio-economics. The Leimert Park Jazz Festival provides a platform to showcase and promote locally and internationally renowned musical artists, small local minority-owned businesses, visual artists and non-profit organisations.

“For decades, the Leimert Park community has been the center of African American art, music and culture in Los Angeles. The Leimert Park Jazz Festival celebrates this legacy,” said festival executive producer Diane Robertson. “My desire and vision is that the festival and its companion art competition will play a part in ensuring that this vibrant community remains culturally significant for years to come.”

Asked about the importance of preserving jazz through vehicles like the Lemeirt Park Jazz Festival and The World Stage, Dwight Trible, jazz singer and executive director of The World Stage, says with passion: “Jazz is classical music . It never goes out of style. was on time yesterday, he is on time today and he will be on time in 50 years.”

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