"Jimmie Lunceford has the best of all bands. Duke [Ellington] is great, [Count] Basie is remarkable, but Lunceford tops them both."
-- Legendary Swing Band Leader Glenn Miller
“The music still sounds good, and it still inspires me, you know. I just think that band had everything. It was just one helluva band.”
- Jazz Great Horace Silver
"Manassas had the first orchestra of any school in the city with Mr. Lunceford. He was a good disciplinarian, a good teacher, and the students just had a fit over him. Lunceford played sophisticated jazz. I used to practice with them."
-Beloved Memphis Educator & Manassas High Class of 1932 Kathryn Perry Thomas
To All Those Hep Cats & Swing Fans Out There…
The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Would Like You To Help Us Help You Pay Homage To The True King Of Swing & His Tremendous Legacy…
We @ The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival (JLJF) have been proactive these past 2 plus years in letting the Memphis community and beyond know about the achievements of the greatest jazz swing band orchestra leader that ever lived. Through award shows, symposiums, internet radio broadcasts/podcasts, wreath laying ceremonies, television programs, and even proclamations from U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, The JLJF helped laid the foundation for the eventual and long overdue Jimmie Lunceford Brass Note On Beale Street…However, the struggle continues and the best is yet to come…
We need those out there interested in this great man, visionary and humanitarian’s legacy to help us secure the funds necessary to continue the work that was begun by Mr. Lunceford over 80 plus years ago…The JLJF needs funds and sponsorships to carry out events and programs dedicated to introducing new fans to the genius of Lunceford as well as giving diehard fans another reason to promote the timeless quality of the Luncefordean Sound!
Please Take Advantage Of The Following Opportunities To Show Solidarity:
• For More Information About The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Please Visit The Official Website:
• Buy The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Merchandise:
• Donate To The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Via PayPal: Anything At All Is Better Than Nothing At All!
• If Snail Mail Is Your Thing Then Please Send Your Donations (monies, checks or money orders) to the following address:
Ronald Herd II/R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
P.O. Box 752062
Thanks in advance and keep the music pulsating because rhythm is our business!
Tha Artivist M.B.A.
Founder Of The JLJF