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First Fontana Arts JazzFest brings community out to celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the inaugural Fontana Arts JazzFest included a bit of everything.
Music. Dance. Art. And most importantly, history.
Mike Richardson, foreground, of The Brass Brothers, based in San Bernardino, performs during Fontana Arts JazzFest held at Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Brothers Bright, 9, and Evans Mensah, 7, of Rancho Santa Margarita came to the Fontana Arts JazzFest with their grandparents. It was held at Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Teddy Lee Hooker of The Brass Brothers, based in San Bernardino, gets up close and personal. He moves the audience during the Fontana Arts JazzFest held at Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
The crowd grows the longer The Brass Brothers, based in San Bernardino, perform at the Fontana Arts JazzFest. It was held at Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Cassius King of The Brass Brothers, based in San Bernardino, belts out a tune to a responsive audience during the Fontana Arts JazzFest. The event was held at Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
“This reminds me of my New Orleans days,” Tandra Dunn of Fontana, Calif. says during the tunes of The Brass Brothers, based in San Bernardino. They perform at the Fontana Arts JazzFest held at Lewis Library and Technology Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Teddy Lee Hooker of The Brass Brothers, based in San Bernardino, performs during the Fontana Arts JazzFest held at Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
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For four-plus hours Saturday, Feb. 9, community members celebrated diversity through cultural art.
Performers included the Kaiser High band, the Uplifting Arts Academy, The Brass Brothers and headliner Sons of Mystro.
Established more than a decade ago, Fontana Arts seeks to enrich and enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults in the community. The group is behind several city gatherings, including Adventures in Art, Family Movie Night, Imagination Studio and at least two paint nights.
Last September, Fontana Arts debuted a community event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
For information, call 909-349-6979.
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