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BIRTHPLACE of
AMERICA'S MUSIC


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LD's Restaurant & Bar
A real Mississippi Juke &
the place for 
BLUES & JAZZ

Jazz in Vicksburg

Alcorn State
University's Annual
JazzFest



ASU JazzFest 2008 
featured Acclaimed Trumpeter Roy Hargrove

ASU JazzFest 
April 2011 


Featured Artist 
Nicholas Payton Quartet

 

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Vicksburg Blues
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"Vicksburg Blues Heritage Music Series"
continues at the
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Fridays and Saturdays
9p-1a

The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys.

Growing up in Holly Springs, he was close to Memphis, and as soon as he was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and others. 

Duwayne also began playing in his Dad's band, Sound Machine Groove, where he further honed his skills as a guitarist and showman.

He recorded for Hightone and Fat Possum Records with his father's group before moving to Memphis, where he opened his own club, Burnside Kitchen and Grill, near Highway 61. He booked the music, cooked the food, sold the beer, and had his own band perform there on a weekly basis.

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Our Summer Line Up

 
We thank
Ameristar and the
Mississippi 
Development Authority
Department of Tourism
 
for their support of our program of work.
 

Vicksburg
Home of 
Jazz Piano Legend 
Hank Jones
1918-2010

Jones appeared at the White House with Marilynn Monroe when she sang "Happy Birthday" for President Kennedy  Web Site

Vicksburg
Home of
Jazz Master and 
Master Photographer
Milt Hinton
1920-2000


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Vicksburg
Home of 
Bassist, Arranger, 
Producer,
Song Writer Extraordinare
Willie Dixon
1915-1992


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The blues brings popular Australian radio hosts, 
Hamish and Andy, to Vicksburg .

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