Inaugural Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, Celebrity Golf Tournament To Promote, Present, Preserve Contemporary Jazz Music

SLIDELL, LA – Jin Jeans Productions presents the first annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, the first contemporary jazz festival in southeast Louisiana. The inaugural three-day event promises to be a definite crowd pleaser for smooth jazz fans from Friday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 8.

         The festival is Jin Jeans’ concept, pairing internationally-renowned jazz artists with some of the very best local musicians, creating a unique music fusion unlike any other, organizers said. This distinctive blend of contemporary jazz with a “Big Easy” musical influence is jazz at its best, they said.

         The music festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 7, on the picturesque grounds of the Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., along the banks of Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, The Camellia City.

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         Jin Jeans Productions announced the line-up of national and internationally-renowned jazz artists performing at the inaugural Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival at an exclusive launch event this past March. It includes headliner Gerald Albright, and other smooth jazz performers: Alex Bugnon, Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Joey “Papa J” Sommerville, Steve Oliver, Marcus Anderson, 3rd Force, Stephanie Jordan, Generation NeXt featuring Nichols Cole, Lebron and Lin Rountree, Bill Summers and New Orleans Allstars, and many more.

         Tickets include “preferred” category seating, with VIP and reserved sections, along with general admission. VIP purchases allow fans to experience the performances with individual covered-table seating and bar service. Reserved seating ticket holders are assigned specific seats, allowing guests to come and go without losing their places. General admission is for festivalgoers that want to create their own experience with a blanket or their favorite festival chair.

         The Camellia City Celebrity Golf Tournament is set for Friday, Oct. 6, at the Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Dr., in Mandeville, Louisiana. Retired NFL star and host, Hugh Green, has invited some of his friends to participate in this exciting tournament. Tee off is at 9:00 a.m.

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         Screen-star Fred Williamson joins professional athletes Dan Marino, Goose Gossage, Warren Sapp, Ronnie Lott and many more for this fun-filled day of golf.

         On Sunday, Oct. 8, Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival wraps up with a VIP New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch.

         Jin Jeans Productions is dedicated to strengthening the smooth jazz music culture, while inspiring music lovers to explore music arts through its concert series, workshops, festivals and community panel discussions, reps said. Jin Jeans founders, Diane and Wil Bias, are committed to preserving, promoting and presenting the very best in contemporary smooth jazz, they said.

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