The fourth annual Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival is a
celebration of America's original art form and the rich jazz heritage
of the Gulf Coast.
Presented by the Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival
Productions,Inc., it boasts a stellar line-up of jazz
professionals. The festival maintains its mission by showcasing
regional and local performing, graphic and literary artists and by
providing educational workshops.
The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival,
Inc. is a nonprofit organization making its fourth presentation of
world-class Jazz. Founded in the belief that "ethnic" means
everybody and "heritage" is not some fixed point in the past,
The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival 2002 seeks to present
Jazz through a declaration of its evolution. Jazz is and is always
becoming. At every turn, the Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival
provides a vibrant mix of entertainment and education. The
festival continues to present Jazz in a workshop venue designed to
introduce the Mobile community to the business of Jazz - from
composition to production. The Festival has presented
professional musicians and recording artists who have their roots in
Mobile as well as artists with conservatory experience and credentials.
Many of these musical talents have become national and international
entertainers and have each contributed to the success the Gulf Coast
Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival.
From such diverse historical performing experiences as The
Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The James Brown Band,
performing at The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival have
audiences with truly unique entertainment experiences. We
are delighted to once again, present an outstanding line up of national,
regional and local performers.