Uptown Jazz Fest

R&B/Soul group DW3 (who have performed at every Uptown Jazz Festival to date) were at the seventh annual Uptown Jazz Festival on Saturday at Houghton Park.

Con Funk Shun, a high-energy funk band, will headline this year's Uptown Jazz Festival on July 6 at Houghton Park.

DW3, a past crowd favorite, will return to share the bill, Ninth District Councilman Rex Richardson said in a release. He described DW3 as Southern California's premiere R&B, funk and contemporary urban jazz group.

Also new this year will be sponsorship from First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and Second District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce. Other public officials listed as sponsors are LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Long Beach City College Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk.

The festival is free to attend, and runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6. For more information, call 562-570-6137 or go to www.insidedistrict9.com.

Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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