Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sat. Oct. 20, 2007 From 1PM-5PM Please Join Us For The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Battle Of The Bands And Parade @ Halle Stadium!!!

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Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Battle Of The Bands And Parade!!!

When: Saturday Oct. 20, 2007 1pm-5pm

Where: Halle Stadium (2616 Mt. Moriah) Memphis,Tn 38115

Admission: $5 (Part Of Monies Raised Will Go To Establish The Jimmie Lunceford Scholars Program For Qualified Memphis City Schools Students)

Contact: Ron Herd II

Phone: 901-299-4355


The Purpose Of Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival:

To Honor And Bring Awareness To The Forgotten And Impressive Legacy And Achievements Of Jimmie Lunceford, The First High School Band Orchestra Leader/Conductor In The History Of The Memphis City Schools…

He Later Took His Band Of High School Students And Turned Them Into A Professional And Popular Local Memphis Band Known As The Chickasaw Syncopators…

In the early 1930s Lunceford took his band to the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem, NY to take over as the house band for Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway…The group eventually became known as The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra…The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra would regularly broadcast live from the Cotton Club gaining a huge national audience…Jimmie Lunceford would constantly beat the great swing bands of his era in numerous “battle of the bands” contests including those led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Chick Webb…The Lunceford Orchestra was considered by many including Glenn Miller and Miles Davis to be one of if not the best swing band ever!!!

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