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W. C. Handy Music Festival

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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]

14 relations: Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Bill Goodwin (jazz drummer), Chuck Redd, Dizzy Gillespie, Florence, Alabama, Johnny O'Neal, Ken Watters, Lloyd Wells, Mundell Lowe, Ray Reach, University of North Alabama, W. C. Handy, W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars, Willie Ruff.

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHF) 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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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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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 singer.

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Florence, Alabama

Florence is a city in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.

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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

Lloyd Wells is an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger.

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Mundell Lowe

James Mundell Lowe (April 21, 1922 – December 2, 2017) was an American jazz guitarist who worked often in radio, television, and film, and as a session musician.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Ray Reach

Raymond Everett Reach, Jr. (born August 3, 1948) is an American pianist, vocalist, guitarist, composer, arranger, music producer and educator, named by AL.com as one of "30 Alabamians who changed jazz history." He serves as 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.

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W. C. Handy

William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues.

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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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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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References

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

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