Black Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of Black music.
In 2009, the commemoration was given its current name by President Barack Obama. In his 2016 proclamation, Obama noted that African-American music and musicians have helped the country "to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country's enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all. Wikipedia
Some of My Favorite Black Jazz Musicians are: Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Najee, Ben Tankard, The Late & Great George Duke, Grover Washington Jr., Nick Colionne, Doc Powell, Eric essix, George Benson, Earl Klug, Bob Baldwin, Norman Brown, Paul Taylor; just to name a few.
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