AACCLB FUNDRAISER WILL HIGHLIGHT LOCAL JAZZ TALENT
The June 30 concert, featuring saxophonist Alvin Hayes Jr., hopes to raise funds for a permanent African American Cultural Center. For more information contact us at (562) 276-0810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The African American Cultural Center of Long Beach will host “An Evening of Jazz,” featuring local artists,
6-9 pm, June 30th at the Expo Arts Center.
Join the President of the African American Cultural Center of Long Beach, Darick J. Simpson as he recognizes
the most dedicated supporter of African American music, dance, and talent, John Malveaux. With his
ceaseless effort, from the 1950s to the present, African American performers from Long Beach and across
the country have been propelled to fame. Thus begins the first fundraiser of the African American Cultural
Center of Long Beach. The fundraiser is in support of their permanent home. The Expo Center will be
transformed into a 1950-60s Jazz lounge.
Event Sponsors will be treated to a Champagne reception with John Malveaux, his notable guests, the
evening’s musicians, and their notable guests. The AACCLB Gallery will be open to attendees. Jazz Radio
stations from across Southern California will be represented that evening. And if John Malveaux, Alvin Hayes,
Jr, Zhe Scott, Charles Julian, and Alex Fearing aren’t enough, dinner will be Soul Food.
“The African American Cultural Center of Long Beach is launching a series of fundraisers for a permanent
home for their exhibits, collections, programs, history, culture, and traditions of African Americans in Long
Beach and beyond. It is supported by the City of Long Beach, LBUSD, LBCC, and CSULB”, says Chair of
Fundraising, Sharon McLucas.
General admission tickets are $25-$50 or $15 for students. Children under 10 are free. For tickets, go to
https://aneveningofjazz.eventbrite.com or leave a message at (562)276-0818.
The Expo Arts Center is located at 4321 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach. Free parking is available on Atlantic
Avenue and in a lot adjacent to the venue.