Jazz in the Park Update
The 2020 Jazz in the Park concert series normally scheduled to begin in April have been postponed to begin on a later date due to a mandatory ban on large gatherings in the state of Alabama. "We are looking forward to presenting our 11th year of Jazz in the Park but the safety of our patrons take priority under the current circumstances. We will be coming back soon with an update. Please stay safe during this pandemic." - Bernard Lockhart, Executive Director, Magic City Smooth Jazz
Magic City Smooth Jazz is an IRS registered 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to enhancing cultural activities through various styles of jazz in the State of Alabama. Since its inception in 2008, Magic City Smooth Jazz has presented over 150 FREE concerts to the public while presenting over 300 emerging and established artists while impacting the lives of over 20,000 adults and children.
Artists presented from the state of Alabama have included:
Choko Aiken | Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Student All-Stars | B Natural f. Terrell Maye | Birmingham Heritage Band | Alex Banks | Bo Berry | BlendJazz | Vann Burchfield | Joe Carnaggio | Daniel "Jose" Carr | Clutch | Joshua David | Rubber Band Effect | First Class Jazz | Foxxy Fatts and Company | Deirdre Gaddis | The Greenlight Band | Jazmin Ghent | Goodfellas | Roland Gresham | Homewood 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble | Fayth Hope | On Purpose f. Dwight Houston | David Jones | Norris Jones | Kayoband | KB's Technique | Kimoni Duo | C. LaFaye | Laser's Edge | Left Field | David Jones | Magic City Jazz Orchestra | Ves Marable | Justin McKinnon | B Natural f. Terrell Maye | N'Fusion f. James Crumb, Jr. | The Locked Band | Neo Jazz Collective | On Purpose f. Dwight Houston | Overfloe | Rickey Powell | Pedro Moore | RAW Jazz Trio | Rhythms Band | Shaun Pezant Trio | Sherry Reeves | J Robinson Trio | Kim Scott | Scrollworks | Ryon Schultz | Roman Street | Soul Collaboration | Fred Spraggins | James "PJ" Spraggins | Southpaw Saxes | TAD of Jazz | Take 7 | Tekneek | Tranquility | Loyd Watson, Jr. | Cashmere Williams | Kenneth Williams | Tena Wilson Experience | TekNeek | Netra Young
Artists presented from outside the state of Alabama have included:
Marcus Anderson | Marc Antoine | Mariea Antoinette | Paula Atherton | Bob Baldwin | Aaron Bing
Cindy Bradley | Willie Bradley | Norman Brown | Theo Croker | Down to the Bone | Isaac Byrd, Jr.
Eric Darius | Steve Cole | Phil Denny | Buff Dillard | Tony Exum, Jr. | Four80 East | Chelsey Green and The Green Project | Euge Groove | Jeanette Harris | Adam Hawley | Warren Hill | Sonja Hopkins | Vincent Ingala & Jonathan Fritzen | JazZ in P!nk | Janita | Jarez | Gail Jhonson | Darryl Evan Jones | Greg Karukas | Dirk K | Kenya | Justin Klunk | Dee Lucas | Carmen Lundy | Eric Marienthal | Keiko Matsui | Marion Meadows | Melvin Miller | Nils | Project Grand Slam | Nelson Rangell | Althea Rene | Lin Rountree | Oli Silk | Brian Simpson | Esperanza Spalding | Chris Standring | David P. Stevens | Paul Taylor | Tizer | Julian Vaughn | Josh Vietti | David Wells | Ragan Whiteside | Ryan Whitehead | North "2unes" Woodall
Our mission is to expose and engage audiences in culturally underserved communities in the state of Alabama to various styles of jazz at no cost to the public.
Organization goals are to enhance cultural arts in communities, support area jazz musicians, and educate youth and adults through music workshops.