Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival
The Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts has announced its 14th Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, to take place this coming October 7, 8, 9, and 10. Inaugurated by the late great Tito Puente in 1997, the Latin Jazz Festival has become the pride of Brownsville and one of the most anticipated events in the Rio Grande Valley's cultural calendar.
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Festival a generous grant for the third year in a row and the Texas Commission on the Arts has likewise awarded the Brownsville Society of the Performing Arts with a prestigious organizational grant, citing the Festival as "an Admirable event". Both are the largest grants ever awarded by NEA and TCA to any performing arts presenter in the RGV.
Not only will there be four days of incredible performances but the top of the line artists featured at the festival will share their experience at a series of classes and workshops throughout Brownsville.
One of these days I am going to get around to attending some of the fantastic cultural events that take place in the Rio Grande Valley!
For more information on this event contact BSPA at 956-831-9560 or visit them online at www.brolatinjazz.org.