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W. C. Handy Music Festival

The W. C. Handy Music Festival is held annually in Florence, Alabama, sponsored by the Music Preservation Society, Inc., in honor of Florence native W. C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues." The non-profit Music Preservation Society was formed in 1982, with the mission to preserve, present, and promote the musical heritage of Northwest Alabama. [1]

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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America.

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Bill Goodwin (jazz drummer)

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Chuck Redd

Chuck Redd (born September 10, 1958) is an American jazz drummer and vibraphonist.

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Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.

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Florence

Florence (Firenze, alternative obsolete form: Fiorenza; Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence.

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Johnny O'Neal

Johnny O'Neal (born October 10, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American neo-bop jazz pianist and vocalist.

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Ken Watters

Ken Watters is an American jazz trumpeter residing in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Lloyd Wells

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Mundell Lowe

Mundell Lowe (born April 21, 1922) is an American jazz guitarist, composer, and conductor who has performed with many notable jazz and popular musicians.

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Ray Reach

Raymond Everett Reach, Jr. (born August 3, 1948) is an American pianist, vocalist and educator residing in Birmingham, Alabama, now serving as Director of Student Jazz Programs for the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, director of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame All-Stars and President and CEO of Ray Reach Music and Magic City Music Productions.

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University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a coeducational university located in Florence, Alabama, and the state's oldest four-year public university.

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W. C. Handy

William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was an American blues composer and musician.

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W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars

The W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars (also known as the W. C. Handy Festival All-Stars) is a group of jazz musicians who play annually at the W. C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama.

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Willie Ruff

Willie Ruff (born September 1, 1931) is an American jazz musician, specializing in the French horn and double bass.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._C._Handy_Music_Festival

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