2017 June is Juneteenth 
African American Jazz Legacy Month
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Celebrating the Juneteenth Jazz Legacy of
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Ron Myers 
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., 
Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Canpaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)



Come celebrate with us!

Juneteenth Jazz
What is Juneteenth Jazz?

Juneteenth is a landmark in history, a celebratration 
of freedom and the end of enslavement in America. 

Juneteenth Jazz is dedicated to the preservation of 
the  unique  aesthetic expression of freedom through jazz,
and the spiritual essence of a people whose lives 
continue to be the creative catalyst of the roots of 
all America's music.

Juneteenth Jazz is dedicated to the innovators of 
this great music and the economic, cultural and 
educational development of the historic community 
that produced America's most intellectually 
sophisticated musical expression of freedom for all 
the world to enjoy."

"A celebration of the roots that produced the fruits." 


"JUNETEENTH JAZZ" was created out of the "Modern Juneteenth Movement" in America to preserve "JAZZ" as an African American music art form during the celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day in America.
"JAZZ" has become a dying art form in the African American community with diminishing venues featuring our unique improvisational music.
Concerned about redefinition of "JAZZ" as "AMERICAN JAZZ", leaving out the community and creators of a unique improvisational music art form by a people who arrived in the "belly of slave ships" to America, "JUNETEENTH JAZZ" became the response by the leadership of the "Modern Juneteenth Movement" to preserve our African American jazz legacy. 
June was established as BLACK MUSIC MONTH by President Jimmy Carter.
June is also the month Juneteenth is celebrated across America. Many Juneteenth Celebrations from across the nation showcase "JAZZ" during our traditional celebration of freedom from enslavement.
The National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP) initially developed "June Is Black Music Month!" - CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH JAZZ - "Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!" which led to the establishment of "June Is Juneteenth African American Jazz Legacy Month!"
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., National Juneteenth Jazz Artist


Juneteenth Jazz 

As the National Juneteenth Jazz Artist ( www.JuneteenthJazz com/press.html ), we  encourage you to join us in the celebration of our rich Juneteenth Jazz legacy in June.

It is common for jazz to be recognized as an American art form. However, I rarely hear mention or a celebration of the people and the historic community that created the art form.

It is like calling a totem pole an American art form, but neglecting to mention the Native American experience, especially their unique spiritual and cultural lifestyle and historic legacy, from out of which the totem pole was created.

Jazz is known as African American Classical Music (www.JazzSpotliteNews.com). It was created from a people who arrived in chains from the shores of Africa in the belly of slave ships.

A people who created music out of the experience of enslavement to freedom and a continued struggle for justice and equality.

It was on the "19th of June" - Juneteenth Independence Day, that the enslaved in Galveston, Texas received an official announcement of freedom in 1865 (www.19thofJune.com). This was two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Our ancestors, Americans of African descent, heard the news of freedom and celebrated! Thus creating America's historic second Independence Day and the oldest nationwide African American holiday observance.

Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress.

We are advocating the establishment of Juneteenth Independence Day as a National Day of Observance, for the purpose of reconciliation and healing from the legacy of enslavement (www.NationalDayofReconciliation.com & www.WorldDayofReconciliation.com).

June is the 152nd year anniversary of Juneteenth in America.

June is also Black Music Month and declared recently, African American Music Appreciation Month, by President Barack Obama.

"June Is Black Music Month!" -  CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH JAZZ - "Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!"

As legendary and master jazz bassist and educator, Dr. Larry Ridley, says concerning Juneteenth Jazz:

"A celebration of the roots that produced the fruits."

We look forward to you joining us in the celebration of our rich African American jazz legacy in June.

Please feel free to call me concerning the celebration of Juneteenth Jazz in 2017.

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr. , M.D. 
Founder & Chairman 
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign 
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)

National Juneteenth Jazz Artist

African American Jazz Caucus (AAJC)

Founder & Director
Fellowship of Creative Christian Jazz Musicians (FCCJM)

Former Jazz Artist in Residence
Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)

Artistic Director
National African American Jazz Legacy Museum


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June is Juneteenth African American Jazz Legacy Month Resolution 
(For passage by city, county, school boards, state legislatures, etc.)


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