"This is shaping up to be a real solid day of great music," said festival founder and Selby community activist Mychael Wright. "We again have a little of everything for all musical tastes as well as a couple of really dynamite national acts to close the show."
This year's JazzFest lineup on the Allina Stage includes Headliner Marcus Johnson, Damon L. Brown, Dick and Jane's Big Brass Band, who are back for their 12th year, Walker West Music Academy's Legends of Jazz, Lex Ham Community Band, Jazz Heritage Showcase and Yohannes Tona.
Keyboardist Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked musician, producer and NAACP Image award nominee. He has emerged as one of the young lions of the music world with his unique self-taught style of piano playing.
The 12th annual Selby Ave JazzFest takes place from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 14 at the intersection of Selby Avenue and Milton Street in St. Paul. Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event's website at www.selbyavejazzfest.com.