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New Venue in 2014!

The 2014 Preserve Jazz Festival is to be held at Sloss Furnaces this upcoming May!  With a covered stage seating, this year's Festival is going to the best ever!

Parking $5 per Car - Donated to Reverend

John T. Porter Scholarship Fund

Parking $5 car with 100% donated to the Reverend John T. Porter Minority Scholarship Fund at Samford University

ABOUT THE BANDS

"Jazz is restless.  It won't stay put and it never will." J.J. Johnson

NEW
ORLEANS JAZZ
FUSION SMOOTH
JAZZ

New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans jazz, which drew upon elements of dixieland, started in its namesake city in about 1910 and soon was spread to Chicago, New York, and other urban areas by touring bands. It combined trumpet or clarinet improvisation over a backing band consisting usually of piano, banjo, drums, and double bass or tuba. Perhaps the most famous New Orleans jazz tune is "When the Saints Go Marching In," and the most celebrated performers associated with this style include King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, and, above all, Louis Armstrong.

Jazz Fusion

Jazz fusion, which developed in the late 1960s and became a dominant style in the 1970s, represented an attempt to synthesize the improvisational elements of jazz with the simplified rhythms and electronic instruments of blues and rock music. Miles Davis initiated the movement with his 1969 album "In a Silent Way." Artists known primarily for playing jazz fusion include Weather Report, Chick Corea, and Nucleus.

Smooth Jazz

Developed during the 1980s, smooth jazz added a lounge element to jazz. It focused on producing down-tempo songs characterized by electric bass guitar, saxophone, and programmed percussion. The sound, heavily influenced by pop music styles, was clean and commercial and aimed for a polished, easy-listening finish, far from the frenetic outbursts and difficulties of bebop and free jazz. George Benson, Earl Klugh, David Sanborn, and Dave Koz are amongst the genre's most well-known

practitioners.

TOM WILLIAMS LEXUS

A special thanks to our title sponsor:  Tom Williams Lexus - New Lexus & Used Cars

TOM WILLIAMS LEXUS - NEW LEXUS & USED CARS

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- Black Come Lovely - Rio San Juan

❯ MP3 Let's Get Started
❯ Yisrael Trio

❯ MP3 Rio San Juan
❯ Roman Street

EXPANDED PLAYLIST

Check out the expanded playlist as we have great samples from this year's artists at the Jazz Festival!

Groove the day away with some great Jazz Choonz!  Click on Playlist or on one of these great samples!

❯ Yisreal Trio

❯ Roman Street

Sponsor and Event Partner Gallery

A special thanks to all our Sponsors!  The Preserve Jazz Festival would not be a great event without great people, great Jazz and great support from our Sponsors!  Please support those who help put on the wonderful Jazz Festival in Birmingham, AL!

CALENDAR

Check out our upcoming events and announcements here...

The Preserve Jazz Festival Calendar and Key Dates!

Our new website is up and running!  We are excited about the new year and new venue for the 2014 Preserve Jazz Festival!  Check out the key dates for the Festival Below... From a new look, hotel packages, and a great artist lineup, you can see the timeline below!  Don't forget to purchase those tickets and merchandise online today!

Our new online artist playlist

Check out our featured artist's new disc... Available on iTunes and in stores today... Check out this great Jazz artist.  You can also check out all the action here stream some great Jazz tunes via the Preserve Jazz Festival Website and playlist... Keep scrolling or hit that Jazz Playlist button to listen today!

JAZZ PLAYLIST

Wanna work or just chill to some great Jazz?  Check out our playlist here...

Just click play and enjoy some great artists from the 2014 Jazz Festival!

2014 Jazz Festival Artist Playlist

That's right, just hit play to enjoy all these great songs and musicians here at www.preservejazz.com

These are some samples the artists have kindly let us offer to you online!  Kick back, enjoy these smooth and jivin' melodies from the Preserve Jazz Festival lineup this year!

Preserve Master Tracks

Here is our artist Master Track list with some great toonz!

❯ 01 - Let's Get Started, Vann Burchfield

❯ 02 - When I'm With You, Vann Burchfield

❯ 03 - Temporary Thing, Larry Mitchell

❯ 04 - Caravan, Roman Street

❯ 05 - Rio San Juan, Roman Street

❯ 06 - Black But Comely, Yisrael Trio

❯ 07 - Celestial, Yisrael Trio

❯ 08 - Kenani, Yisrael Trio

❯ Check out our newest adds from Yisrael Trio!

❯ Black But Comely

❯ Celestial

❯ Kenani

Our Featured Artists
CONTACT

Here's how to reach us!

Moss Management LLC, presenters of the Preserve Jazz Festival

The Moss Management LLC group is proud to host the 8th annual Preserve Jazz Festival!  This year we are particularly excited to offer a covered stage area that holds nearly 2,500 seats, all at the Historical Sloss Furnaces in Downtown Birmingham!  Please submit your questions below but don't forget to check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) located on our home page!  Let the good Tunes begin!

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Moss Rock Management, LLC

Birmingham, AL

Telephone: 205-390-3800

 

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TICKETS

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