J.A.M.P. is a Musical, instrumental, initiative year-round hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability to “Staying on the Good Foot.” Founder Deanna Brown-Thomas, daughter of the Late “Godfather of Soul” collaborated with various educational consultants and music educators across the country to form this awesome melodic, educational academy. Headquartered in Augusta, Georgia— the stomping grounds to the Late James Brown, the hardest-working man in the business— J.A.M.P! is a non-profit musical village that operates solely on small grants, donations and tuition. J.A.M.P!’s intentions are to motivate, educate and inspire children through the universal language of music and enrich their hidden musical abilities.
The 25-passenger seated capacity and temperature controlled bus provided by T and T Transportation will take fans of Mr. James Brown on a narrated tour making stops at places that are significant to the history of Mr. Brown's life growing up and living in Augusta, GA. Highlights include such sites as the elementary school that James Brown attended, the home where he lived as a child, businesses owned by James Brown, James Brown Statue, James Brown Arena and much more! The James Brown Family Historical Tour price is $15pp and includes admission to the Augusta Museum of History where the largest collection of James Brown
memorabilia is located. Souvenirs can be purchased at the museum after the tour.
The James Brown Family Historical Tour will be open to the public beginning on Saturday February 27, 2016 and will run once per day on Saturdays from 11:00am to 12:45pm year round. Reservations are made by calling 803-640-2090 and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. The James Brown Family Historical Tour is available for private bookings and group rates.
For information: www.jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org or 803-640-2090.
Deanna Brown Thomas, the daughter of the legendary James Brown, is bringing the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils, also known as the J.A.M.P. Masters to the 2015 Tom Joyner Family Reunion!
She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about what to expect from the group and how they’re keeping her father’s legacy alive.