Overtown Music Project Announces Historic Music Event at Jackson Soul Food

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  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) August 30, 2012 - On Friday, September 7th, from 7 - 10pm, musical magic will return to Overtown during an event that will recreate the legendary jazz supper clubs of a bygone era with, "Jazz (and a little bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food," an historic evening event featuring legendary musicians Joey Gilmore, Bobby Stringer, Mel Dancy, FranCina Jones and Tree Top. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at www.overtownmusicproject.org or by calling 305.610.8091. For the supplementary cost of $10, dinner may be purchased.

    In Overtown's heyday as "the Harlem of the South," dozens of nightclubs dotted the streets and hosted marquee acts like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, and Dizzy Gillespie. The neighborhood served as a place of rest and refuge for black mainstream entertainers who were not allowed to lodge at prominent venues where they performed.

    "Jazz (and a little bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food" is coordinated by three year old non-profit, Overtown Music Project, and supported by the Knight Foundation. The Overtown Music Project celebrates the music, history and spirit of Overtown in its heyday and is committed to returning the music to Overtown permanently through its events and programming. The revered Jackson Soul Food, has served the Overtown community, visitors and Miami-Dade County since its opening in 1946.

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