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Mr. Brown; Inducted into the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame
The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) is overjoyed to announce the significant occasion of the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame’s historic grand opening Saturday, July 22, 2023, at noon in Cincinnati, OH. This event will celebrate music legends and their lasting impact on the industry.
Among the distinguished inductees is Mr. James Brown, the iconic Godfather of Soul. The Foundation takes enormous pride in his groundbreaking contributions at King Records, which have left an indelible mark on the music world.
This is a deeply meaningful and blessed moment for JBFF Founder + President Deanna Brown, daughter of the legendary James Brown. “Witnessing my father’s numerous achievements being celebrated and recognized for his immense influence in the music community is a moment of great joy and pride for me and my entire family.”
The Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame’s grand opening will undoubtedly be a memorable event that celebrates the enduring legacy of soul music and the legends who brought it to life. Learn more about the event. https://www.cincyblackmusicwalkoffame.org/
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This annual Turkey Drive was established by our father decades ago in Augusta, Georgia. We now duplicate the same event in many communities around the country.
James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (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.
Saturday JAMP Sessions are in full swing! Check out the dates on the JAMP page.
It’s official Summer Session have been anounced! Our scholarships are available for students on a first come, first serve basis.
Download all essential J.A.M.P. documents such as applications, calendar, and more.
The James Brown Family Historical Tour
The James Brown Family Historical Tour run once a week on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The tour begins at the Augusta Museum of History. Along with a guide, the bus tour visit sites that are significant to the history of James Brown growing up and living in Augusta.
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THANK YOU TO ALL
Cedric The Entertainer
“So awesome to have had you (Deanna) and the students of J.A.M.P. on set. Keep up the great work!”
Reverend Al Sharpton
“J.A.M.P. (James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils) is to me is the music legacy of James Brown.”