2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz And Blues Festival Press Conference is Tuesday, June 19th At 10:00 Am In The Blue Room
Headline Talent will be announced and Official Poster will be presented - Media Kits on flash drives will be distributed
American Jazz Museum Board of Directors Chairman, Al Pearson will welcome distinguished guests and attendees. American Jazz Museum CEO, Greg Carroll will announce the 2012 Headline Talent, Vendor Information and recognize 2012 Sponsors. Both, gentlemen will unveil the Official Logo for the 2012 festival designed by graphic Artist David Terrill of C3 marketing, whose graphic work on the Rhythm & Ribs materials have won the firm both national and international awards.
“We are very pleased to extend a sincere invitation to our traditional journalists, music bloggers and media professionals to our press conference on Tuesday to announce the details for the 2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival taking place on October 13 here at the American Jazz Museum,” states Mr. Pearson.
The Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival, winner of Kansas City’s 2011 Visitors’ Choice Award for BEST FESTIVAL, is a day-long indoor/outdoor event featuring 15 performances on three stages by local and nationally known jazz and blues artists. And, recently received an NEA Art Works grant to help support production of the 2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival. Over 6,000 people, representing a wide demographic of age and ethnic diversity, attended the highly successful one-day Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival last year on October 8, 2011.
The official Press Conference will be conducted on Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00 AM in The Blue Room. In addition to talent announcements, ticket pricing and availability will be highlighted as well. Media Kits will be available to the Press which will include festival data on flash drives for easy access and retrieval by journalists, stakeholders and writers.
“The line up is simply stellar, in terms of musical talent and the individual artists we were able to contract,” says Greg Carroll, CEO of the American Jazz Museum. “The work thus far, by our Entertainment Director, Gerald Dunn and all of the AJM Staff has added tangibly to the continued growth of the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival and also reinforces the diverse cultural programming we deploy in support of our organizational mission pillars of Performance, Education, Exhibition, and Research. We anticipate another great festival on the vine!,” Carroll concluded.
The Blue Room is located inside the AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM at: 1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
ABOUT THE AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM
Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, Blue Room jazz club, the Charlie Parker Memorial and Gem Theater.
Since its inception in 1997, the Museum has hosted thousands of students, scholars, musicians fans for over 200 performances, education programs, special exhibitions, community events and more each year, providing an opportunity to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the sounds of Kansas City jazz. Our mission is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through research, exhibition, education and performance at one of the country's greatest jazz crossroads - 18th & Vine.
As the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz, the American Jazz Museum is dedicated to public service and collaborative efforts to expand the influence, awareness and appreciation of jazz within Kansas City and to audiences worldwide.
NOTE: Official 2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival Poster is by David Terrill. Used with expressed permission from both, the artist and the American Jazz Museum.