I did this event as a meetup in July of last year and no one showed up but me as far as I know. No one likes jazz & bbq??? I highly recommend this event.
Link to this year's event:
Be sure to click on "artist line-up.
Below is my historical description about the event from last year:
This festival salutes the great legacy of west coast jazz and the legendary African-American musicians who made Central Avenue, from the 1920' to the 1950's, the epicenter of west coast jazz when Central Avenue was alive and happening with numerous jazz clubs hosting all-night jam sessions for an integrated audience, because people from all over Los Angeles would come down. Supposedly, a very young Clint Eastwood would come down a few times.
The festival will take place around the area of the historic (and newly renovated) Dunbar Hotel by the corner of Central Avenue and 42nd Street. During it's heyday, just about every famous African American musician and entertainer who was passing through LA would stay at the Dunbar, because they were not allowed to stay in hotels in any other area of Los Angeles...only perform there!
If you like jazz...and Los Angeles history, you might enjoy this weekend event.
Link to the History of the Dunbar Hotel:
Link to a short video about the history of the Dunbar Hotel:
LA Times article on the Dunbar Hotel[masked]