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Sponsors Make Major Donations for Memphis Challenge Jazz Fundraiser

Memorabilia, vacations, more to be auctioned at Jazzin’ Around 7 tomorrow


MEMPHIS, Tenn. December 6, 2018 — Months of planning and community outreach will come to a head tomorrow, December 7, when Memphis Challenge presents Jazzin’ Around 7 at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. Staff, board members and event sponsors have created a night of music that the City of Memphis will remember. And, some guests will be able to carry the experience home with them through special items that will be available for bidding at the Silent Auction that begins at 6:30pm.


Star-studded Lineup Confirmed for Memphis Challenge Winter Jazz Experience

MEMPHIS, Tenn. November 19, 2018 – The city of Memphis is buzzing about an event that will prove to be a perfect start to the holiday season. Memphis Challenge will give a warm welcome to winter on Friday, December 7 with its “Jazzin’ Around 7” concert, featuring a headlining performance from international recording artist, Johnny Britt.

Britt will perform material from his critically-acclaimed “Marvin Meets Miles” project and his latest single, “So Hot,” which features Najee and Paul Brown. This holiday season, Britt’s new song, “Christmas Is Here Tonight (Christmas Time Of The Year)”, is being played on radio stations nationwide. In Memphis, Britt’s music will fill the room starting at 7:00pm at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education.


Memphis Challenge Kicks Off 30-Year Anniversary with Jazz Experience

MEMPHIS, Tenn. November 5, 2018 — There is much debate about the long-term effects of the loss of arts education in the schools. To avoid complete program obliteration, many school districts have resorted to combined or limited music classes. However, the chaos of joint jazz, concert, gospel, and chamber programs is comparable to a joint golf and football program. The need to respect and preserve these art forms is apparent, and organizations such as local nonprofit Memphis Challenge are having to stand in the gap to provide well-rounded development for youth.


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