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Rob Paparozzi at Blues And Jazz For Mamie Smith Festival at Blues And Jazz For Mamie Smith Festival

Michael Cala uploaded this event on June 22, 2014


Sun, July 20, 2014
3:00 pm



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The six-hour “Blues for Mamie” show, hosted by WFDU-FM deejay and singer Nikki Armstrong features some of the biggest names in blues and jazz, including Michael Hill, Rob Paparozzi, Dave Fields, Robert Ross, Michael Packer and Queen Esther. Spoken-word artist Mo Beasley will perform a tribute to Mamie Smith; bassist/composer Pete Cummings is the event’s musical director.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $14 in advance at The site also has a complete description of the concert, performers, and a link to the venue.

Proceeds from the online Indiegogo drive, “Blues for Mamie” ticket sales, and raffles of Mamie-related art and ephemera at the concert will fund the completion of the three-foot-tall granite monument to Mamie now in production. It features an etched photographic portrait of the singer and a fitting epitaph noting her important contribution to recorded American music history....

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