Medgar Evers College Jazzy Jazz Festival Honors Eddy Grant This Summer

Trail-blazing musician, Eddy Grant will headline the 23rd Jazzy Jazz Music Festival sponsored by the Department of Mass Communications, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York scheduled July 5th through Labor Day weekend.

A number of featured musicians and performers will bring to the yearly Jazzy Jazz festival more than half a century experience in the entertainment and showbiz industry.

The event will also honor the legendary 71-year-old Guyanese-born showbiz impresario, Eddy Grant famous for his immutable Ringbang songs – a bridge between all the rhythms that originated from Africa, with strong resonance with Caribbean people and culture.

Coming on the eve of the 50th anniversary Medgar Evers College, honoring Eddy Grant at this year’s Jazzy Jazz is significant because of his commitment towards the redemption of colored peoples through his music, just like the late civil rights leader – Medgar Wiley Evers.

Eddy Grant has been recognized as a vociferous promoter of the culture and achievements of contemporary black people through socio-political commentary.

He founded the first black-owned professional recording studio in Europe, the “Coach House Recording Studio.”

An inspiration to legendary musicians including Bob Marley, Eddy is the only living person to have four postage stamps of his image issued in his native Guyana.

He is a recipient of numerous awards in the UK and elsewhere for his contribution to music, notably the Caribbean Music Awards at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in New York City.

The Jazzy Jazz festival will take place at the College’s Academic Complex building at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Crown Street.

The program is from 7:00 to 10 pm. Seating is on a first come basis. This event is FREE to the public.

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