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JAZZWALK Guided Tour
July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm$25
The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a legendary performer each year and feature some of the most prominent names in jazz along with emerging musicians.
Today’s offering is a guided tour. A guided walking tour will be available for participants to learn about all the great jazz history from the “home of jazz”. The 1.5 hour van tour will lay it all out for you—from the Great Migration out of the South after World War I and the spread of jazz from New Orleans; to how New York City emerged as the jazz capital of the country with the music genre’s national popularity exploding.