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Sonny Buxton Honored as SF Bay Area "Jazz Hero"

The Jazz Journalists Association, and the Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco

Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Join us in celebration as the San Francisco Bay Area's jazz community honors radio broadcaster, impresario, educator, historian and community activist Sonny Buxton, who has been selected as the recipient of 2013's local "Jazz Hero" award from a national jazz writers organization.

This year's "Jazz Hero" awards will be presented at a reception in the Lush Life Gallery of the Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 3-5 pm. The event is being produced in conjunction with the 2013 Jazz Journalists Association's Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism. The event is being hosted with the generous support of the Jazz Heritage Center.

This free Sunday afternoon event will feature a roster of speakers, live jazz from the Calvin Keys Trio, and a modest offering of food and drink.

"Jazz Heroes" are activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. Previous SF Bay Area award winners include multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer and educator Dr. John Calloway (2012), jazz singer Ed Reed (2011), Jazzschool founder and director Susan Muscarella, record producer Orrin Keepnews, musician and educator Khalil Shaheed, guitarist Bruce Forman, educator Dr. Herb Wong, and publicist Terri Hinte.

Have questions about Sonny Buxton Honored as SF Bay Area "Jazz Hero"? Contact The Jazz Journalists Association, and the Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco

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Lush Life Gallery, Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco
1320 Fillmore St
CA 94115

Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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The Jazz Journalists Association, and the Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, promoting the interests of writers, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals covering jazz. The JJA supports the creation and dissemination of accurate, balanced, ethical and informative journalism on all of jazz's genres; the growth, development and education of the jazz audience and the dissemination of information pertaining to jazz to the general public, by providing forums for the discussion of jazz-related issues and events, fostering the development of journalistic and presentation skills among new journalists and the continuing development of such skills in journalists already engaged in the field. ( is the leading independent website for all things jazz in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. Editor & publisher Wayne Saroyan, a long-standing member of the Jazz Journalists Association, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this event.

Located on the historic Fillmore Street, the Jazz Heritage Center is San Francisco's only permanent cultural enrichment and educational program dedicated to commemorating the vibrant history of Jazz in San Francisco and the related ethnic and cultural heritage of the Fillmore. The Jazz Heritage Center exists to provide citizens and visitors the opportunity to experience, understand and appreciate San Francisco’s unique, yet under-represented, place in the history of the American Jazz scene, and to encourage residents of the Fillmore District to recollect and enjoy their cultural and musical history.

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