7th Annual Jazz Fest Held On Transy Grounds


On Saturday, Transylvania University hosted an All Star Jazz Showcase of musicians on the lawn of Old Morrison during the 7th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest.

Presented by the African American Forum, Inc., the Summer Breeze Saturday Concert featured singer Maysa Leak, keyboardist Brian Simpson and saxophonist Kim Waters.

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This is the third year Transylvania has hosted the event.

The African American Forum is a non-profit organization based in Lexington. The group supports African Americans’ cultural, artistic and educational achievements. Money raised at the Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest will benefit the African American Forum Endowment Fund.

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s 16th oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.