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Mississippi Arts Hour with Alcorn State University Jazz Festival
January 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The first in MAC’s series of interviews featuring the recipients of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards, this week’s Mississippi Arts Hour focuses on Alcorn State University Jazz Festival. This year, the ASU Jazz Festival are being honored for Arts in Community, and on behalf of the festival, Leslie spoke to its longtime organizer and ASU music professor, David Miller.
For more than four decades, the festival has brought some of the most significant jazz performers in the history of the genre to the state, often representing the only occasion many of these musicians perform in the state. Under the direction of Dr. Miller for 35 years, the festival aims to educate students and others though workshops and discussions with artists. Listen in to hear the Mississippi Arts Hour, this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. The show is also available on major podcasting platforms.