Slidell, LA. (March 24, 2017) – Jin Jeans Productions announces the 1st Annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival. This inaugural 3-Day event will take place on October 6-8, 2017. The festival itself will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Northshore Harbor Center along the banks of Beautiful Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Louisiana (the Camellia City).

Jin Jeans announced the spectacular line-up of national and internationally renowned jazz artists performing at the inaugural Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival launch event on January29, 2017 in collaboration with Kreol Magazine, an international publication based in the UK.

Headliner Gerald Albright will perform with other greats like Alex Bugnon, Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Joey Sommerville, Steve Oliver, Marcus Anderson, 3rd Force, Stephanie Jordan Generation NeXt, Bill Summers, and more are scheduled to grace the stage on October 7, 2017. Tickets sales commenced on March 17th . Visit the Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival website for more details on the full eventschedule and to purchase tickets, including “preferred” seating.

“We’re very excited about this wonderful new event,” says Donna O’Daniels, President and CEO of the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission. “The Smooth Jazz Festival is going to showcase Slidell and introduce the Northshore to a whole new audience we think will come back year after year.”

Wil Bias, Principal of Jin Jeans Productions says “fulfilling my personal passion to present contemporary jazz music while helping my community has been a truly rewarding experience. Our method of fusing national and internationallyrenowned artists together with our talented local musicians has provided a new progression to smooth jazz.”

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is excited about the new festival and says “We want to welcome the Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival to the 400 other festivals that attract people from around the world to visit Louisiana. We look forward to promoting this exciting new festival that will highlight the importance of smooth jazz to our culture, way of life and musical influence around the world. We are thrilled they have chosen to call Louisiana their home.”

Founded in late 2005, Jin Jeans Productions is dedicated to strengthening the smooth jazz music culture while inspiring music lovers to explore the arts through concert series, workshops, festivals and community panel discussions. The owners, Diane and Wil Bias are committed to preserving, promoting and presenting contemporary smooth jazz at its best!

Jin Jeans Productions Would Like To Thank Those Helping To Make This Event Possible!