Memphis, TN - 7 July 2009 – Jimmie Lunceford Brass Note to Be Dedicated in
Beale Street Walk of Fame
Jimmie Lunceford, the bandleader who turned the Manassas High School Band of the late 1920s into a top flight, professional, nationally touring group, will be honored on Sunday, July 19, 2009, on Beale Street. The dedication ceremony will take place at 5:00 pm in front of Handy Park.
Lunceford assembled and honed a band which became a major force in American popular music of the 1930s and 40s, often held in the high regard afforded to Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, and Duke Ellington. Constantly touring across the US, Lunceford often stopped in Memphis and held master classes with local music students.
Lunceford will be the latest Memphis musician honored on the Brass Note Walk of Fame which was instituted by Performa Entertainment Real Estate in 1986. Lunceford’s will be the 75th note installed.
The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival organization has been leading the way for the great Jimmie Lunceford to be recognized by his adopted hometown for the last two years. Whether through TV documentaries, internet radio shows, wreath laying ceremonies, interactive presentations to kids at Manassas High School, award shows and resolutions from U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival has been the willing spear point in the vanguard to resurrect the memory of the prolific music giant and philanthropist in Memphis and beyond. Please visit the official Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree site, http://www.jimmieluncefordjam.blogspot.com to find out more about the Jimmie Lunceford legacy as well as ways to support our efforts.
For more information, call R2C2H2 Tha Artivist @ 901-299-4355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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