Lalah Hathaway to Headline SoCal’s Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival

Lalah Hathaway arrives for the ESSENCE 8th Annual Black Women In Music on February 9, 2017 in Hollywood, CA. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Grammy Award-winning artist Lalah Hathaway has been booked as the featured performer for the 4th Annual Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival in Carson, California.

In addition to Hathaway, The Family Stone — known for the hit “Everyday People” — joins this year’s lineup at the April 29 event, festival organizers announced.

Other performers include Marcus Miller, Down to the Bone, and Jazz in Pink. A second stage will feature international acts.

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The day-long festival will include a marketplace showcasing works by Black artists.

Culture commentator Roland Martin and actor-comedian Bill Bellamy will serve as this year’s emcees.

The Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival launched in 2019, to promote artistic culture in honor of the late Mervyn Dymally, a trailblazing politician from Los Angeles, who was the first African-American to win statewide office in California.

The jazz festival in Dymally’s name will take place on Saturday, April 29, at DignityHealth Sports Park in Carson. Doors open at 1 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit university programs, including the Cal State University, Dominguez Hills Presidential Scholars, the African American Leadership Training Summit, and the Dymally Fellows Program for students of color interested in careers in politics and social justice.

More information on the Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival festival can be found here.