1698 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, California 94606

Malcolm X Jazz Festival

During its inaugural year at a new, spacious building in East Oakland's San Antonio District, EastSideCulturalCenter showcased some of the greatest living jazz royalty who never quite got their due. The center's 2007 Malcolm X Jazz Festival kicked off with a concert by tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, who recorded a lot of material for the Italian independent label, Black Saint. This year's jazz festival features a Bay Area lineup, with such notable locals as the John Santos Quintet, the Freedom Now! Band led by Howard Wiley, the Ambrose Akinmusire Project with special guest Goapele, and the Muziki Roberson Quintet with vocalist Dwight Trible. Held this Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. in San Antonio Park (18th Ave. and Foothill Blvd., Oakland), the event also features poets, dancers, live graffiti, crafts, games, and on-site HIV testing. EastSideArtsAlliance.org

Price: free
Time & Date: Sat., May 17,
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
San Antonio Park
18th Ave. (at Foothill Blvd.)
Oakland CA

Official Website: http://EastSideArtsAlliance.org

Added by in2jazz on May 13, 2008