Monday, October 15, 2018

Please Join Us For The 2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival, Memphis, TN 10/21-10/28!!!

***For Immediate Release***

Contact:
Bro. Ron Herd II
(The Founder Of The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival)

Phone:
901-299-4355

E-mail:
Jimmie.Lunceford.Jam@gmail.com

Website:
http://www.Gofundme.com/JimmieLunceford
http://www.JimmieLunceford.com

Mailing Address:
The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.
P.O. Box 752062
Memphis, TN 38175

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The 2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Oct 21-28, 2018, Memphis, TN

Please Share!!!  (7 Days Of Events) MOST ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!

"Jimmie Lunceford has the best of all bands. Duke [Ellington] is great, [Count] Basie is remarkable, but Lunceford tops them both."


-- Legendary Swing Band Leader Glenn Miller


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"Jimmy Lunceford was buried here in Memphis. The spot he occupies should have something of a special significance. ... He took a group of relatively unsophisticated Memphis colored boys and welded them into an organization which scaled the heights of musical eminence. ... He presented something new in the way of musical presentations by Negro orchestras. Lunceford and many others like him chose to remain at home, and with their people. [His death] should have meaning in inspiration and guidance to others. If we permit it, Lunceford's burial in Memphis can mean this."

--Legendary Memphis Educator And Syndicated Columnist Nat D. Williams



The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Week organized by The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group, Inc. will be held from October 21, 2018 through October 28, 2018 in Memphis, TN.  Ronald Herd II aka Bro. Ron aka R2C2H2 Tha Artivist, the founder and 'Chief  Executive Artivist' of The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc., answered his calling after a spiritual encounter with Sun Ra while viewing the documentary 'Space Is The Place' courtesy of the late Prof. Giuseppe Pirone during his freshman year (1998) at Washington University in St. Louis. This epiphany led him to learning more about jazz and its greatest artists including but not limited to Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Jimmie Lunceford, Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and James Reese Europe. He never would have imagined while doing years of research that he would discover that his late paternal grandmother, who grew up with Charlie Parker as a friend and business associate of her brothers, actually performed with the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra when they visited Kansas City.  This research also connected him to the late great Mr. Emerson Able, Jr., a Memphis music legend and co-founder of The Southern Heritage Classic. Mr. Able was a true Jimmie Lunceford disciple as well as a tireless and longtime  advocate for Lunceford to be properly recognized in 'The City Of Good Abode' which helped him to form the foundation for 'The Greatest Jazz Swing Band Of All Time!!!' Bro. Ron and Mr. Able eventually became 'partners in crime' as they vowed to bring Lunceford's legacy to life.  Bro. Ron is working on a documentary and book in honor of Jimmie Lunceford. You can support those important efforts by donating to the following link:
http://www.Gofundme.com/JimmieLunceford

It has been 71 years since Lunceford's death and 116 years since he was born, the mission to restore his rightful place among the pantheon of jazz greats has now become a reality.  It is our hope that you will join us in this awesome celebration of life and history.

"IF WE DON'T TELL THEIR STORIES, THEN THE 'ANCESTARS' GET NO GLORY!!!"

The festival is a family-friendly event.  It is geared towards both the youths and adults.  Bring your children so that they can began seeing the importance of their history and learning from the adults. Knowledge-Of-Self is a foundation for both a sound education as well as a purpose driven life.

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PLEASE NOTE:

THESE HISTORIC EVENTS WILL BE DOCUMENTED VIA PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO RECORDING, THE WRITTEN WORD & AUDIO.  IF YOU ARE A WILLING PARTICIPANT OF OR ARE PRESENT AT THESE EVENTS THAT MEANS YOU HAVE GIVEN AUTOMATIC CONSENT & PERMISSION TO BE RECORDED FOR THE MAKING OF A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM & OTHER DERIVATIVE CREATIVE/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES TO INFORM ABOUT & PROMOTE THE LIFE & LEGACY OF JIMMIE LUNCEFORD VIA THE W.E. A.L.L. B.E. GROUP INC. & THE JIMMIE LUNCEFORD JAMBOREE FESTIVAL ENTERPRISES RESPECTIVELY.

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Below Is The Agenda & WE Hope That You Can Participate:


Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, 2pm c-5pm c, 2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Meet & Greet @ The Memphis Slim House

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

BYOF aka Bring Your Own Food & Please Share!!!

Address: 1130 College St, Memphis, TN 38106

Phone: (901) 590-4591

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Monday, October 22, 2018, Manassas High School @ 9:30 am c-10:55 am c 


***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

Jammin' @ Manassas High...A Salute To Manassas High Music Royalty Jimmie Lunceford & Isaac Hayes 
WHERE: Manassas High School
1111 Manassas Street
Memphis, TN 38107

2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Kickoff


"He would come over to the school each and every time he would play Memphis. His band would perform for the [Manassas] student body, and our band, the Little Rhythm Bombers, would play for him. This is where most of us, as students, saw him. He would bring the big band over to Manassas and perform." 

--Memphis Music Great, Educator & Manassas Rhythm Bomber Emerson Able, Jr.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ Overton High School (1:30pm c- 3:00 pm c)

"2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Memorial Concert: Tribute To Jimmie Lunceford, Dr. Lulah Hedgeman, Isaac Hayes & Jeff Huddleston, Sr."

WHERE:
Overton High School
1770 Lanier Ln, Memphis, TN 38117 

***Unfortunately, We Cannot Welcome The Public To This Event (Alumni, District Officials, And Special Invited Guests Will Check In With OHS Staff In Auditorium Lobby Upon Arrival).***

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Wednesday Oct. 24, 2018 (6pm c-9pm c)--Jazz Lovers Movie Night: "Sweet Love, Bitter" (1967) Featuring Baba Dick Gregory @ The Stax Museum Of American Soul Music

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***


Free Movie Passes to "Sweet Love, Bitter" (Click On Link Below):
https://on-location-memphis.ticketleap.com/sweet-bitter-love/


WHERE: Stax Museum Of American Soul Music
926 E. McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38106

WHAT: The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc. Presents The 2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Movie Night For Jazz Lovers: 'Sweet Love, Bitter' (1967) Featuring Baba Dick Gregory

Q & A/Discussion With Bro. Ron Herd II aka R2C2H2 Tha Artivist (Founder Of The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc. & Dear Friend Of Baba Dick Gregory aka One Of 'Baba's Chosen')

Sweet Love, Bitter (Summary)

Sweet Love, Bitter is a 1967 film based on the novel Night Song by John Alfred Williams. The story is inspired by the life of jazz musician Charlie Parker. American jazz pianist Mal Waldron recorded a soundtrack album for the film. Dick Gregory stars as star crossed jazz musician Eagle Stokes.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 (6:00 pm c- 9pm c"Showtime @ Lunceford's Place" (Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church)

2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Homecoming Court Celebration
King and Queen/Prince and Princess Along With Court Recognition

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

WHERE:  
Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church

Address: 3890 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: (901) 345-2902

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/AbyssinianMissionaryBaptistChurch/


2018 Jimmie Lunceford’s Jamboree Festival Homecoming Court Reception

Living:

* King: Ekpe Abioto 
* Queen: Toni Green

* Princess: Tonya ReneĆ© Dyson
* Prince: Dr. Steve Lee

Posthumous

* King: Isaac Hayes 
* Queen: Dr. Lulah Hedgeman

Register For The Free Event:
https://we-all-be-inc.ticketleap.com/showtime-at-luncefords-place/details

(Event Is Open To Musicians, Singers, Dancers And Other Creatives To Perform Tributes In Honor Of Jimmie Lunceford And The Homecoming Court.)

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2018 Jazznocracy Concert: Featuring The Sun Ra Arkestra In Concert @ Rhodes College, Friday, October 26, 2018 (6 pm c- 9 pm c)



The Sun Ra Arkestra in Concert
Also featuring the Rhodes Jazz Band

Tickets are $20 general admission, and $5 for Rhodes Students, Faculty, and Staff.
Tickets may be purchased through the following site: www.rhodes.edu/sunra

The pioneering Afrofuturist jazz ensemble will perform live on the Rhodes College campus. Continuing the legacy of Sun Ra, the Arkestra is under the direction of original member Marshall Allen, who recently celebrated his 94th birthday. Earlier that week, on Tuesday 10/23 at 6:00 in Blount Auditorium, the Turley Memphis Center will host a panel in conjunction with the concert titled “Memphis Afro-Futurism and Speculative Fiction”

See the Arkestra on NPR’s Tiny Desk series:

Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music, The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc., The Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center, and the Department of Music

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Saturday, October 27, 2018--Jimmie Lunceford & Controlling The Future Of The Memphis Sound, Memphis Musicians Unite: Panel Discussion, East Shelby Branch Library @ 11am c-2pm c

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

WHERE: 
East Shelby Branch Library
Conference Room A & B
7200 East Shelby Dr. (East Shelby Dr. & Old Germantown Rd.)

Memphis, TN 38125

Phone: (901) 415-2767



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Some Sunday Kind Of Love, Jazznocracy For Your Soul, (These Events Are Not Official JLJF Events But Could Be Of Interest To True Jazz Lovers) 

Sunday, October 28, 2018 4pm c-7pm c


WHAT: Jazz-A-Fire Series
WHEN: Sunday Oct. 28
4-7 p.m. c
Price: $15
www.memphisblackartsalliance.org

Performances and bring your own instrument to join.

WHERE: Brinson's
341 Madison Downtown
 Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-524-0104

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Pop Up Sunset Jazz at Court Square

Pop-Up Sunset Jazz @ Court Square is a free & family friendly event featuring live jazz entertainment by 
Kelley Hurt & Chris Parker with Felix Hernandez!

Food trucks and limited seating will be available! 
You can also bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. 

We're gonna have a jazz blast!!! 

See you Sunday, OCT 28 from 5 pm c-7 pm c!

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NOTE: More Events & Updates Will Be Added As Information Becomes Available.


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More Ways To Support The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Movement...

Sign The Petition & Spread The Word: 
Rename Memphis International For Black Aviation Pioneers Jimmie Lunceford & Lt. Col. Luke Weathers!!!
Sign By Clicking On The Link:
https://www.change.org/p/the-memphis-shelby-county-airport-authority-rename-memphis-international-for-black-aviation-pioneers-jimmie-lunceford-lt-col-luke-weathers-jr

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Wear #JAZZNOCRACY: Buy Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Related Tee-Shirts!!!


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Donate To The 2017 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival & Documentary Film Fundraisng Efforts!!!
 
Make A Tax Deductible Donation Online:

Support The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Movement!!! Donate online:
http://bit.ly/VfaE1N

Or Send A Check Or Preferably Money Order Addressed To 'The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.' To The Following Mailing Address:

Attn: Bro. Ron Herd II
The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.
P.O. Box 752062
Memphis, TN 38175

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Learn More About Jimmie Lunceford @ W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV!!!
Rhythm Was His BusINess: Jimmie Lunceford, A Life IN #JAZZNOCRACY
WATCH NOW:

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