Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series Raises over $50,000 in support of Fort Mose Historical Society

From February 18-26, 2022, the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series welcomed 3,000 people from across the country to Fort Mose State Park, the site of the first legally sanctioned free Black settlement in the United States. Over the course of the two weekends, jazz & blues fans witnessed five exceptional performances and $51,972.42 was raised in support of Fort Mose Historical Society’s ongoing efforts of building an on-site fort representation, and development of interpretive resources.

The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series hosted performances from nationally recognized, award-winning artists including two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter, the legendary 18-time Grammy Award-winning Count Basie Orchestra, breakout Americana and roots singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah, New Orleans’ deep-groove R&B and jazz group Tank and the Bangas, and jazz & blues prodigy Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

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