November 1 Event – Postponed

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We REGRET to inform you that the Jazz Tribute sponsored by “The Juanita Grant Music Endowment Fund” featuring “Bob Ransom and the Hampton Roads Jazz All Stars”, scheduled for Nov 1, 2012 at the Downing-Gross Center HAS BEEN POSTPONED until a later date. Contact Gail Brown at 757-870-8388 for further information.

The group WILL make the scholarship award on or before November 1st. A recipient has been selected and his name will be announced within the next 2 to 3 days.

You and I have a Date with Ella!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

keeping jazz alive

Get ready for a fantastic evening at the “Ella Fitzgerald Theater ” in the Downing-Gross  Cultural Art Center of Newport News.  On Thursday, November 1, 2012 prepare to be delighted as The Juanita Grant Music Endowment Fund presents Bob Ransom and the Hampton Roads Jazz All Stars for an evening of jazz, elegance, good company and good fun.

The Juanita Grant Music Endowment Fund will also present one deserving music major with a $500.00 scholarship.  The scholarship recipient will grace us with a live showing of their talent on this evening.  If you know of a music student that should be considered for the scholarship to be presented at the event, please have the student to complete our scholarship application here.

For ticket information please complete our Contact Us Form here or click the button below to buy now online.

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The event starts at 7PM.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Important: Only 200 people will receive entry to this amazing event so get your tickets early!  Don’t wait, as we expect for this to be a sold out event.

November 1 Event Official Flyer

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Thank You for a Successful Event!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You cannot begin to know how grateful I am for all of your support … not only last week… but in times past. The Jazz Set on Sunday, July 22, 2012 was awesome . The music was fantastic , the food was great and you were there , either actually present or in spirit . I know Momma was there. In fact, she was probably trying to direct the whole show and correct all of my mistakes (smile) . Anyway, I am very proud of how things turned out and I thank you for everything that you did to make the event a success.

Grant and I are planning our next event for November 1, 2012 at the Downing-Gross Cultural Center . Details of the event will be announced soon… but for now , please mark your calendar for that Thursday evening. The beautiful “Ella Fitzgerald Theatre” is surely the perfect place to award our first scholarship to a deserving music major . Please plan to attend. I promise you another evening of Jazz that you won’t easily forget . Again, thank you for your special contribution and your desire to help promote Jazz in our community .


Sincerely, Gail & Grant