FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2020
Contact: Rebekah Rainey, Director of Communications
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
(225) 344-8558, email@example.com
BATON ROUGE, LA – The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition are proud to announce the 2021 season of the nationally renowned jazz concert series in Baton Rouge. This year’s featured artists are Warren Wolf, Jazzmeia Horn, Poncho Sanchez, and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. The annual Hall of Distinction award will be presented to Herman Jackson preceding the concert on May 13th, 2021.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, all concerts will take place outside on the River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts.
Warren Wolf will open the 2021 season on February 24, 2021. Following on March 9 is Jazzmeia Horn. On April 21, Poncho Sanchez will follow, and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will conclude the season on May 13th, 2021.
Season ticket subscribers can reserve their seats today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 225-344-8558. Tickets will go on sale to the General Public on Tuesday December 15th, 2021.
For more information about this season’s featured artists and for season tickets to the River City Jazz Masters Concert Series, call the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge at 225-344-8558. Individual tickets to all River City Jazz Masters shows can be purchased at the box office at the Manship Theatre or online at www.manshiptheatre.org. For more information about the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, please visit www.artsbr.org.
Event Poster can be downloaded here.
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge: Established in 1973, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge endeavors to promote cultural growth, economic development, and educational enhancement through the arts in the 11-parish region that it serves. As the official arts agency for the City Parish of East Baton Rouge, the organization serves as a hub for information and resources organizations and residents across the state. For more information, visit www.artsbr.org
About the River City Jazz Masters Concert Series: The River City Jazz Masters Series was founded by Derek E. Gordon and is a collaboration with the River City Jazz Coalition whose members include: Verge and Cheri Ausberry, C.J. Blache and Sherri McConnell, Maria and Brian Despinasse II, Leo and Gwendolyn Hamilton, Tim and Stacia Hardy, Darrell Hunt, Dr. Antoine Keller and Allison Chauvin, Cornelius and Karen Lewis, Drs. Jamel and Nicolette Martin, Ronald and Belinda Mason, The John and Virginia Noland Fund, Albert and Roberta Sam and The Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund. Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Established in 2007 in collaboration with the River City Jazz Coalition, River City Jazz Masters is an annual series presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge featuring some of the finest jazz artists performing on national and international stages. In addition to the performances, the series has a deep commitment to educational programs K-12 and college students with outreach engagement activities, and free school performance for students of all ages and abilities. In the past decade, the River City Jazz Masters has hosted 25 Grammy Winning Artists, 11 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, along with National Medal of the Arts winners, MacArthur Genius Fellows, Latin Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominees, NAACP Image Award winners and one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People.