2nd Annual Oak Cliff Jazz Fest/Arts & Crafts Fair

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2nd Annual Oak Cliff Jazz Fest/Arts & Crafts Fair

Time: September 20, 2014 from 11am to 10pm
Location: UUCOC
Street: 3839 W. Kiest Blvd.
City/Town: Dallas
Website or Map: http://www.oakcliffjazzfest.o…
Event Type: music, and, art, &, crafts, fundraiser
Organized By: Judith Watkins
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2014

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The Fest boasts 10 musical acts including up and coming Naughty Professor out of New Orleans  and trumpet playing kids from Trumpets4Kids – a nonprofit organization helping dedicated, musically inclined children to have a trumpet they might otherwise not be able to afford.   The Fest this year is dedicated to this Organization.

Other performers are Freddie Jones (founder of Trumpets for Kids) who played the National Anthem at the start of the Dallas Cowboys home games last year and will do so again this year; Larry Lampkin, an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter; Tutu Jones where blues and soul meet; the Eastfield Faculty Jazz Combo led by Dr. Oscar Passley; Fingerprints, of the best kept music secrets in the South.

Appearing on the ladies’ side are Lady Diamond, currently appearing at Dallas’ House of Blues on Tuesdays and Sunday morning Gospel Brunches; Ms. Marcy and Her Sugar Daddy’s with her renditions of familiar standards from the Great American Songbook;  and Carolyn Lee Jones, makes standards sound new and the new sound standard.

The Juried Arts & Crafts Fair, open from 11am to at least 6pm, is limited to vendors selling their own art and/or handmade crafts, crafts made of recycled materials, and a limited number of ethnic arts & craft items  made in the USA or purchased via Fair Trade (not Free Trade).  

To date we are pleased to have Songbird Designs, Sisters Sew a Lot, Beau Bangles, John’s Wooden Toys, Lemlem’s Items for Ethiopia, and Judy’s Shadow Boxes, North Texas Honey Bee Guild, Nubia Natural Designs, and noted African-American artist Frank Frazier, Voter’s Registration, Texas Organization Project, North Texas Unitarian Universalist Churches, the Dallas Bach Society, the Social Justice Ministry, and more pending.  

For advance tickets ($15 adult, $11 ages 11-18) and additional information, see http://www.oakcliffjazzfest.org. Tickets at the gate are $20 and $15. Please bring your own chairs or blankets; coolers are not allowed.

 

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