The Mingus Project in Nogales, AZ presents the annual Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival, jazz education opportunities, and other initiatives. The Mingus Project is working with the City of Nogales to create the Charles Mingus Memorial Site, which will open in April 2013.
Pictured on the right --
* Signs for the Charles Mingus Memorial Site
* Sy Johnson (arranger who worked with Charles Mingus), photographed during the Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival in April 2012.
The Mingus Project in Nogales, AZ -- Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival & the New Charles Mingus Memorial Site
The great jazz artist Charles Mingus would have been 90 this year. Throughout 2012 the Borderbend Arts Collective is presenting programs that celebrate Mingus' life and work. Charles Mingus at 90 is a multidisciplinary celebration -- with music, visual art, writing, and other art forms. Borderbend has opened a call for contributions; click here to find out more.
Click here to read the Charles Mingus at 90 table of contents (so far).