This past week-end we had the pleasure of the JAZZ SPLASH – JUNETEENTH Festival “The American Jazz Timeline” at Arcosanti.

The Prescott Jazz Society presented this two-day festival celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation through all-American jazz, blues and gospel from world-class musicians.

The African Drum and Dance recital with Kawamba Omowale

[photos by Sue Kirsch]
Juneteenth Jazz Splash featured continuous live music, cabaret shows, artisan vendors, barbecue, dancing, and everything Arcosanti has to offer: hiking, swimming, tours, dining, overnight accommodations, gallery, gift shop and more.

The awesome PPCC [Peculiar People’s Community [Gospel] Choir]

Boogie-Woogie with Eric Williams.

Billy Mitchel and Jonathan Best.

Here are Jarold Land Jr. on the piano, the dynamic Freddy B. Eckstine singing, Leslie Daniels on drums and Kirk Kuykendall playing bass.

Guitarist Michael Waite.

Freddy B. Eckstine.

More to come.

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