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The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House, located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff,
is presenting The Second Annual OAK CLIFF JAZZ FEST & ARTS / CRAFTS FAIR
September 20th, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75233

* Check out some photos from the 2013 event! *

Congratulations to Mireille 'Mimi' Holveck of Ft. Worth, lucky winner of the drawing for the $60 gift card!

And thanks again to
Daddy Jack's New England Lobster & Chowder House
for their support!

Mimi and friends were thrilled at the chance to hear Dr. Alphonso Sanders perform, and also enjoyed the fine selection of local arts & crafts available at the Fest. "I bought an embroidered apron, and some honey, and a beautiful piece from a woman who makes metal sculptures. We had a wonderful time!"

Ticket Sales Are Not Yet Open

OnLine Ticket Sales:
$15.00 thru Sept. 19th
$20.00 at the gate
Youth admission
(Ages 11 to 18)
$10.00 thru Sept. 19th
$15.00 at the gate
Please note:
Purchasers of advance tickets will be listed at the ticket booths. Please bring an ID or your PayPal receipt.

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Do you need driving directions?
A map of the event grounds?
Parking for the event?
Please see our Maps Page!

To meet these ends:

Space has been provided at no cost to non-profit Oak Cliff organizations
and those providing services to Oak Cliff,
so they may distribute information on their activities.

Booth sales have been restricted to vendors selling handmade arts and crafts,
products made from recycled materials, and Fair Trade or USA-made products,
with an emphasis on local talent and businesses.

Here's the amazing line-up we had in 2013.
Watch for details for 2014 this summer!
Sign up for our email list and we'll keep you posted.

Congratulations to Miss Marcy and Her Texas Sugar Daddy's!
Named one of The 10 Greatest Dallas Blues Artists for 2013 by the Dallas Observer.
Come and see what all the excitement is all about!

FREDDIE JONES is an amazing, energetic musical talent who has played his trumpet throughout the southwest, from Austin’s Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium, and abroad in Paris, the Hague, and Rotterdam. He was huge hit at our own Jazz Under the Stars last year!

Visit Freddie's Website

And please visit Trumpets4Kids.com to support a great project!

INNER CITY ALL STARS, APCA’s “Best Band” of the year, is one of the most sought-after bands in the Metroplex. They appeared on National TV in the Performance Showtime at the Apollo in New York City, toured Japan, Guam and Okinawa in 2008 as part of the Armed Forced Entertainment, and have played as a support band for such luminaries as Bo Diddley and the Family Stone.

Visit the All Stars' Website

JENNIFER MARTIN makes each ballad and jazzy uptempo tune her very own. Understated, classy and somewhat torchy, she sings in her always-clear voice of love lost and found, abandoned and remembered.

Visit Jennifer's Website

LARRY LAMPKIN is known for his passionate vocals, hot guitar licks and exciting showmanship. Larry has crafted his own unique brand of blues, mixing in elements of soul, funk, rock and country, and is one of the most exciting new artists on the blues scene.

Visit Larry's Website

CAROLYN LEE JONES is an accomplished vocalist with an open, easy, smooth and classy style, an outstanding repertoire, and terrific musicians backing her up. Based in Dallas, she has performed in New York City and abroad.

Visit Carolyn's Website

FUNKY KNUCKLES’ music sounds natural because part of their mission is to “perform the music we hear and that comes out of us naturally.” The Funky Knuckles will destroy your aural jazz sensibilities quick and in a hurry.

Check out the Funky Knuckles' on ReverbNation

ALPHONSO SANDERS brings Mississippi flair to his music. He has performed regionally, nationally and internationally at many recognized festivals including the Lucerne Blues Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Montreux Jazz Festival. An educator for over 25 years, Dr. Sanders has degrees in music from Mississippi Valley State University, Valdosta State University, and the University of Mississippi.

Check out Alphono's Albums

SHELLEY CARROL Critically-acclaimed saxophonist and former One O'Clock Lab Band member, Shelley has played with the likes of Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Shelley also feels a need to share his gift with today’s youth, teaching part-time and giving clinics whenever he can.

Visit Shelley's Website

MISS MARCY & HER TEXAS SUGAR DADDY’S Miss Marcy is known for her mesmerizing stage performance, with a style derived from the Divas from the first part of the 20th century, including Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton. She is an entertainer, not just a singer.

Visit Miss Marcy's Website

SHOOT LOW SHERIFF is heavily influenced by western swing pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown, and play a combination of swing standards and original compositions, as well as New Orleans jazz, ragtime and jump blues.

Visit the Shoot Low Sheriff's Website

Gates & Arts/Crafts Fair Open at 11:00am

Performance Schedule:

Meadow Stage

Gazebo Stage


Noon Shoot Low Sheriff
1:00pm Carolyn Lee Jones
2:00pmMiss Marcy &
Her Texas Sugar Daddy's
3:00pm Larry Lampkin Band
4:00pmShelley Carrol
5:00pm Jennifer Martin
6:00pmAlphonso Sanders
7:00pm The Funky Knuckles
8:00pmFreddie Jones
9:00pm The Inner City All Stars

Promotion Support Provided by Uptown Jazz Dallas!
Visit UptownJazzDallas.com - the official online community of: Uptown Jazz Dallas International Jazz Festival Organization, Cinefest Outdoor, & DJAM

A few of the artists participating in the Arts & Crafts Fair

Sam Fuller (“Old Black Man Art”) is among the many fine artists and craftsman participating in the fair. Mr. Fuller is the grand prize winner of Celebrate Community Arts contest sponsored by Frito Lay for his colored pencil drawing entitled “Slow Dancing.” He sells his art not to become rich, “just to provide for his needs and to be able to give back to others.” His colorful drawings are truly art with a soul.

Frank Frazier is another featured artist whose “. . . art has adorned art galleries in a multitude of cities across the United States and abroad. His legacy as an artist, a mentor and an activist is secure in American history, “ Gregory Boyce, the Examiner. A self-taught artist, Mr. Frazier attributes his talent as a blessing from his creator.

Manuel Padilla has become a major player in the field of art with major shows including the International Artexpo in New York and the International Artexpo in San Francisco. He was invited by the Edna Hibel group to participate in a national tour where he presented his art along with world renown artists Edna Hibel and Pierre Matisse, grandson of Henri Matisse, where his work was received with great enthusiasm.

Marsha Aziz, Prismela Arts, is a photographer who especially loves capturing nature and working with landscape photos.

Hershel Yelder’s objective "is to make people feel happy, rejuvenated and inspired by my work. I want to help them expand their mind and explore ideas that they have never considered." His radiant use of color is sure to please.

Tyra Goodley's works are free-flowing and multidimensional and created with recycled materials. She hopes "to inspire people through my art."

Jamaal Stafford’s "Beautiful Knowledge" explores the ancient wisdom embodied in Ghanaian Adinkra iconography, juxtaposed against popular culture. Jamaal's paintings explore this topic using blended text and imagery to formulate a conversation about the state of contemporary Black life.

Some of the Crafts People & Others Participating

SJ’s Light Expressions
(triple scented candles)

Patricia Dillingham
(polymer creations)

Nickelbug Designs
(versatile hair accessories)

Rives Parker Handbags
(specially crafted handmade handbags & accessories)

From the Ends of the Earth
(unique handmade fair trade gifts & home decor items)

And treats for the "Foodies"
(Not to mention the food court!)

Texas Honeybee Guild
(honey products and the bees that make them)

Help Save the Bees!

(an assortment of pickles including chocolate)

Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce!
("The Sophisticated Sting!")

And Representing Community Organizations:

Dallas Water Utilities - Cease the Grease

City of Dallas Waste Diversion

Downwinders at Risk

Dallas Peace Center
(Visit them on Facebook)

Mountain View College

Environment Texas Research & Policy Center

Memnosyne Foundation

Workers Defense Project

Family & Leadership Empowerment Network

Tar Sands Information

Voter Registration

A Special Thank You to the Following Sponsors:

Green Mountain Energy The Grocery Clearance Center RDA Martin & Sons Insurance Agency Moonlady News
Mountain View College Dallas Peace Center

Please contact us if you are interested in:

Helping Sponsor the Event?   sponsors@oakcliffjazzfest.org

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