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6th Annual Uptown Jazz Festival Ft: Ozomatli & DW3

6th Annual Uptown Jazz Festival Ft: Ozomatli & DW3

Long Beach's premier free summer concert is back! The Uptown Jazz Festival is back and bigger than ever on Saturday, June 24th, at Houghton Park, and I am proud to partner with Councilmember Roberto Uranga this year to bring the community an incredible line-up! • Ozomatli - Hailing from Los Angeles, Ozomatli has found a way to represent the city and region’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Their success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres, from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. • DW3 - DW3 is Southern California’s premiere R&B, funk, and contemporary urban jazz powerhouse. This will be the sixth year that the versatile ensemble has performed at the Uptown Jazz Festival. • Elaine Gibbs & Nu Soul - Elaine Gibbs was a finalist on Season 1 of the X Factor, and has been a singer since the age of 13. She is a writer, producer and performer who is known for her emotional and wide-ranging R&B voice. • Susie Hansen Latin Band - Susie and her band play familiar and traditional salsa in Spanish, many original salsa and Latin Jazz compositions, Latin-style interpretations of American jazz standards, Cuban Charanga music, and great salsa and cha cha in English. • The Alvin Hayes, Jr. and Friends - Alvin Hayes, Jr. is a Long Beach native and accomplished jazz artist who plays all saxophones, flutes, clarinets and other members of the Woodwind family. His albums have been listed on the Billboard Magazine Jazz charts. • Shy but flyy and the All Starz - Shy But Flyy has been making her mark on the scene as a singer for a while. Over the years, her style progressed from mainly hip hop and R&B into neo-soul/spoken word/and blues. Shy is accompanied by her band “Shy but Flyy and The All Starz” blending the art of poetry and song. The Long Beach community and friends are invited to come and enjoy music, food trucks, vendor booths, a Kids' Zone, and more. This is a free community concert, but there are a few rules to follow: - Feel free to bring your own low back lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets. - No canopies or tents allowed. - Do not bring alcohol. There is a beer and wine garden available for consumption within the boundaries. - No smoking allowed. Public transit or ride sharing is encouraged as parking is offsite and limited. We'll continue posting updates to this FB event so check back regularly for the latest news! Share it with your friends!

This Saturday we will be in Long Beach for the 6th Annual Uptown Jazz Festival!! FREE!! Come and say hello. https://www.facebook.com/events/1884473848478072/

@robbieconal on point as always!! If you don't know, do yourself a favor and check out his ART!! Much needed in these times!! #hammerandpickle #knowsjob #learningswerve #littlewhiteliar #presidentevil #ozomatli #nonstopozomatli✈️ #robbieconal

#fidgetspinner #Repost @asdrusierra ・・・ Folks always ask, "What do you guys do before you hit the stage?" Here ya go. 😜 #ozomatli @ulibella

SLO!! Come to the Live Oaks Festival to celebrate an early Father's Day tomorrow Saturday June 17th! Ozokidz at 3pm and Ozomatli at 8:45pm. #ozomatli #slo #sanluisobispo #liveoaksfest #nonstopozomatli✈️ #fathersday

Peep this flyer from back in the day! Thanks to @rockarchivola #Repost @rockarchivola ・・・ Before kickstater campaigns, there was (and will always be) grassroots community solidarity. Here's a rad bilingüe flyer for Calavera’s 1998 fundraiser to edit their first album “Day of Dead” with some heavy hitters such as Tijuana No! Aztlán Underground, and some LÁ multi-ethnic fusion band now known all over the world: Ozomatli. Which is your favorite Calavera track? [📷 by @rocksinfronteras ] #tijuanano #tjno #calavera #dayofthedead #pyschobilly #elcejas #JeffRoffredo #ozomatli #aztlanunderground #dragonflylounge #westhollywood #hollywood #rockangelino #rocklatino #rockenespañol #latinalternative #losangeles #1998 #rockarchivola

Two Northern California NONSTOP record release club show coming up in July!! Mystic Theatre Petaluma July 15 and The New Parish Oakland July 16. Tickets available at Ozomatli.com #ozomatli #petaluma #mystictheatre #oakland #thenewparish #nonstopozomatli✈️

Getting stuck with needles!!! #Repost @lotus_center ・・・ @ulibella from @ozomatli is making a face as if @aneedleaday is impaling him with sharp objects. 😂🤣 . . . . . . . . . . #lotuscenter #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #classicalchinesemedicine #traditionalchinesemedicine #ozomatli #lamusic #losangeles #losangelesacupuncture #highlandpark #hermon #90042

#Repost @elgavachillo ・・・ Excited to be speaking at @youngstownarts this Tues for #TheStory series. @Artscorps @seaofficeofarts @kc4culture ...Photo cred @themigmartinez... @sergiocmunoz

Focusing on the Team today!! Thanks to Monica at New Level Resource!! #ozomatli #teambuilding #meeting #team #newlevelresources #disc #network #newmusic

Our first time playing Denver at the Lion's Lair (1996?) The bouncer at the front door told us after the gig that a man came in saying "there's two kinds of music, American music and Non-American music, and this ain't American music!! And then promptly left." How would you describe our music? #ozomatli #lionslair #denver #throwbackthursday

Jiro's buying boots, so that means we are officially in El Paso. Come check us out for FREE at Cohen Stadium today @ 7:30PM!! Kicking off the 34th season of Music Under the Stars concert series!! #ozomatli #nonstopozomatli✈️ #elpaso #musicunderthestars #gecu

El Paso!! We will be playing a FREE show at Cohen Stadium tomorrow Sunday June 4th at 7:30PM!! Kicking off the 34th season of Music Under the Stars concert series!! #ozomatli #nonstopozomatli✈️ #elpaso #musicunderthestars #gecu

Check out our latest video of Como La Flor!! Selena Quintanilla is one of our Latino community's biggest diva idols. Her voice and music will transcend through the ages, not only in the Latino community, but worldwide. It's truly important that we gave this song the proper love and respect it deserves because we truly felt a major loss with her early departure from this world... Selena's inspirational sensitivity and ability to vocally bring the kind of juxtaposition of heartache and joy to these lyrics makes this is one of my favorite songs she sang. Sly & Robbie help us with the inspiration of bringing the timeless rhythmic feel of songs like Hopeton Lewis' "Take It Easy" and a vocal approach of classic music of The Wailers and Horace Andy. https://youtu.be/CH23Pz3oBbo

We are super excited to be back on Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW 89.9 at 11:15AM PST this morning playing some cuts off the new record NONSTOP. @chali_2na and @cut_chemist will be joining us on a couple tunes!! #ozomatli #kcrw #mbe #jasonbentley

Nice crowd today at the NAFSA conference afterparty!! These educators know how to party!! Thanks for having us! Tag us!! #ozomatli #nafsa #nafsa17 #lalive #staplescenter #nonstopozomatli✈️ #educator #youarewelcomehere

#latergram Fun show when @fergie shows up to our show and sits in! LA homie from @bep !!! Anyone remember our collabs? @Ozomatli #topangadaysfestival #ozomatli #nonstopozomatli✈️ #fergie #bep

Get these dope socks now!! #ozomatli #logo #sockgame #nonstopozomatli✈️ #Repost @thinklogopromo ・・・ Check out the first ever socks we produced for @ozomatli! Available for purchase at tonight's show at @mayfestny and tomorrow night at @topangadays! cc: @asdrusierra @ulibella @elgavachillo @raulelbullypacheco @damonvonn @ozoheadz

It was fun one tonight @mohegansun!! #Repost @pamnation1 ・・・ Ozomatli. The people are jumping out of their seats #ozomatli #mohegansun #livemusic #pamnation #nonstopozomatli✈️ #ct