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Mayor – News – June 2022 – NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSICIANS GO TO JEONJU, SOUTH KOREA FOR FIRST STREET JAZZ FESTIVAL

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans and the Cultural Economy City Hall today announced Jeonju, South Korea’s first outdoor jazz festival, to take place on the streets of Hanok Village from today, June 17th, through Sunday, June 19th. Several musicians traveled from New Orleans to Jeonju to take part in this first event along with Associate Director of Arts and Culture Alana Harris.

“I’m proud of our artists and the Cultural Economy City Hall for working to build this strong partnership with Jeonju, South Korea,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “My administration is actively building and reviving international relations and exchanges that enable New Orleans to take its place as a truly international cultural and economic center. Our culture—with its strong historical roots, vibrant presence, and hope for the future—only benefits. from communicating and learning about cultures around the world. I look forward to a long and productive relationship with Jeonju.”

The Street Jazz Festival is hosted by James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars. The city of Jeonju strives to bring an authentic atmosphere to its event while also supporting traditional New Orleans Jazz. This is another huge victory for the city of New Orleans and its culture as local music ambassadors travel overseas to spread what makes the city unique as the birthplace of jazz.

“It is a great honor for the city of New Orleans and its musicians to be part of the first Jeonju Jazz Festival,” he said. Lisa Alexis, director of the City Hall’s Office of Cultural Economics. “This opportunity to share the richness and uniqueness of New Orleans culture with our friends and city partners in South Korea is invaluable to New Orleans as a city and to our artists who will gain international recognition and experience. We hope this will be the start of a new tradition between our two cities, and we look forward to continuing to benefit each other by sharing our cultural gifts.

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