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From: MYERSFOUND@aol.com
Date: July 22, 2008 5:30:26 PM CDT
To: mayorjfvalley@gmail.com
Subject: PRESS RELEASE - Arkansas "Jazz on the Levee" Helena Arts Festival


Contact: Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Artistic Director
             Arkansas "Jazz on the Levee" Helena Arts Festival
             662-247-1471     662-247-3364
             e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com
             web sites: www.JazzArkansas.com

             Naomi Cottoms, Director
             Walnut Street Works
             e-mail: ncottoms@aol.com
             web site: www.JazzArkansas.com

2nd Annual Arkansas "Jazz on the Levee" Helena Arts Festival

Arkansas "Jazz on the Levee" Helena Arts Festival
Features Jazz Pianist & Trumpeter Ron Myers

Great Arkansas Jazz Returns to the Arkansas Delta

(Helena, AR) – The 2nd Annual Arkansas "Jazz on the Levee" Helena Arts Festival, celebrating the Arkansas Delta's great jazz legacy, will take place in Helena, Arkansas on Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Downtown Cherry Street, "on the Levy", from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Accomplished Arkansas jazz pianist and trumpeter, Ron Myers, will be the featured artist.

"The Arkansas Delta has a rich jazz legacy," states Dr. Myers. "One of the greatest jazz saxophonist in the history of jazz, Red Holloway, was born in Helena, Arkansas and still performs throughout the world. Now that the Walnut Street Works community organization has established this wonderful event, Arkansas's rich jazz legacy will continue to be celebrated in the Arkansas Delta every year."

Myers will be performing original compositions from his critically acclaimed jazz CD, "Doctor's Orders". The CD includes several popular original jazz compositions written by Myers out of his experience of living in the delta, like "Song For Tchula", "Message From the Country" and "Blues For Tchula".

Myers will be p erforming with the legendary "Delta Jazz Percussion Ensemble" featuring percussionists Wilton Knott, Joe Johnson and Roderick Shannon. Myers will be joined by jazz saxophonist Aaoron Smith, guitarists Billy Smiley & Roy Schilling, bassist Derrick Brown and drummer Hal Halbrook.

Also performing will be Helena, Arkansas native jazz saxophonist Phillip Stackhouse. The Master of Ceremonies will be local radio DJ James Morgan.

Admission is free and donations are appreciated. For more information contact Naomi Cottoms at 870-338-8900, e-mail: ncottoms@aol.com or Dr. Myers at 662-247-3364, e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com; web site: www.JazzArkansas.com.
Arkansas "Jazz on the Levee" Helena Arts Festival

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