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For Immediate Release:
March 02, 2020
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Marta Martinez-Aleman


Chairwoman Edmonson kicks off annual jazz festival

From left: Black Archives Executive Director Timothy Barber, LeNard Rutledge, Carol Ann Taylor with her grandson, Dr. Edward G. Robinson and Melton Mustafa (representing the Mustafa family).
(Photos by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and the Black Archives kicked off the 23rd annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival on Feb. 27 with a reception held at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater in Overtown.

In honor of Black History Month, the celebration included a performance by Kizzie Washington (“Kizzie the Violist”) and an awards recognition of South Florida jazz legends Carole Ann Taylor, Dr. Edward G. Robinson, LeNard Rutledge and the Mustafa family.

Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson stands with Melton Mustafa
Kizzie Washington ("Kizzie the Violist")