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Austin Jazz Alliance celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Awards and Jazz Jam

Fito Kahn receives proclamation from Mayor Lee Leffingwell
Fito Kahn receives proclamation from Mayor Lee Leffingwell
City of Austin

For more than five years, the Austin Jazz Alliance has served as an organization that helps jazz musicians in Austin and Central Texas promote their music. Since its creation in 2009, it has become dedicated to celebrating jazz music and bringing together jazz musicians, jazz fans, and jazz related businesses.

One April 14th, the city council of Austin honored the Austin Jazz Alliance for their support of jazz music and proclaim April as Jazz Appreciation month in Austin. To further recognize the achievements of the Jazz community in the city, on April 30, The Austin Jazz Alliance will host the 2014 Jazz Appreciation Awards and Jam event at the Brass House (115 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78701) at 7PM. The event will honor local jazz organizations that have been instrumental in supporting and promoting jazz and the arts.

The event will be held at the Brass House from 7:00-9:00pm

This years honorees include:

The Elephant Room for Oldest Jazz Venue supporting Jazz
The Brass House for Newest Jazz Venue supporting Jazz
The Austin Jazz Workshop for Bringing jazz into schools
Austin Traditional Jazz Society for Keeping the history of jazz and its roots alive in Austin
Diverse Arts Culture Works for providing music and arts programs to the Austin community for over 20 years, including the Clarksville Jazz and Arts Festival.

Doors will open at 7:00, and the Awards ceremony will begin at 7:30. Guests will then enjoy a Jazz Jam at 8PM with a performance by The Texas Jazz Jam cruise house band.