Memphis Music Holiday Party at @MinglewoodHall @MemMeansMusic

On Tuesday December 16, the Memphis Music Foundation and the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy sponsored a Memphis Music Holiday Party at the 1884 Lounge of Minglewood Hall in Midtown. The event featured some great barbecue and desserts, as well as live music from the Steven Lee Trio featuring trumpeter Johnny Yancey and his son, drummer Nigel Yancey, and the Hill Country blues inflected rock band Turchi. Over a hundred people came to get in the festive spirit, including legendary producer Boo Mitchell and Elizabeth Montgomery of Ardent Records.

Jazz-A-Fire is the jazz group of the Memphis Black Arts Alliance, featuring Nokie Taylor on trumpet, Steven Lee on piano, Kent Suggs on bass and James Sexton on drums, among others. They played for an enthusiastic crowd yesterday at the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, September 3, 2011