The Northeast Delta African American Heritage Museum is holding its sixth annual Jazzin’ in June fundraiser on Saturday, June 22.
The group performing during this event is called Eclectic Soul and they are from Northeast Louisiana with a mixture of teachers and students from this area. This event is from 7 p.m. until midnight, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine being served. The fundraiser is being held at the museum and tickets are $25 a person with the option of being purchased at the door. For more information call (318) 342- 8889 or visit the Northeast Delta African American Museum’s Facebook page.
When asked about the history of this event, Ross Slacks, the executive director of the Northeast Delta African American Heritage Museum, spoke about the take-off of Jazzin’ in June saying, “Well we started about six years ago and it really has taken off about three years ago. We are now having a full house and it’s quite a good time.” Slacks also spoke about the influence Jazz has had on the area of Northeast Louisiana, not only in music, but other art forms as well. Slacks explained that the reason Jazz was chosen as the music theme for this fundraiser is due to June being African-American Music Appreciation Month.