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For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman celebrates at "Jazz and Little Bit of Blues" event

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined supporters of the Overtown Music Project for "Jazz and Little Bit of Blues" at one of Overtown's landmarks, Jackson Soul Food, 950 N.W. 3 Ave., Miami.  The program featured musicians Joye Gilmore, Mel Dancy, Bobby Stringer, Tree Top and FranCina Jones. 

The Overtown Music Project celebrates the music, history and spirit of Overtown in its heyday. Overtown was once recognized as the epicenter of music in Miami, a place where Thurgood Marshall vacationed and Langston Hughes wrote poetry. People remember its heyday as "the Harlem of the South" when dozens of nightclubs dotted the streets and hosted marquee acts like Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.  The Overtown Music Project brings back some of the area's historic luster with a series of multisensory concerts in historic Overtown landmarks as well as in venues all over the city.  For more information on the non-profit, go to



Photo Credits: Armando Rodriguez- Miami-Dade County Photographer