Live sessions on the Jazz Spot at Fusion Coffeehouse


Next Jazz session:
This Saturday, July 20
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Featuring: Dr. Russell Thomas, Jr. with Andrew Lewis and Raphael Semmes

This month a longtime friend of Fusion Coffeehouse and the Township Jazz Festival is taking a couple of hours of his birthday celebration to join us for the July session on the Jazz Spot. Dr. Russell Thomas, Jr. is a bonafide legendary figure in Mississippi Jazz both as the former director of the Jackson State University Jazz Ensemble and as a mentor to an impressive number young musicians who have thrived on the American and world Jazz scene including Darryl Reaves, Kyle Turner, Russell Gunn, and Ezra Brown to name a few. He is also an Artist in his own right, having traveled the globe playing sax and performing with many Jazz luminaries along the way.

Joining Russell will be one of the finest Jazz musicians on the Mississippi scene and also a longtime friend of Fusion Coffeehouse, Andrew Lewis. Like Russell, he is a bit of a world traveler himself performing and also working on business and educational projects both here and abroad, most notably in Africa. He is also one of the busiest musicians on the Metro scene.

Musical host Raphael Semmes will join in on bass as well as speaking with Russell as he celebrates his birthday with a look back at some memorable moments in his impressive career. And the guys will take a look at Jazz in the Metro now and in the future.

Don't miss this special session because the JAZZ SPOT will be swingin'! Early arrival is suggested for best seating.And remember, in addition to our signature coffee it's GELATO TIME again! It's HOT outside but it's COOL inside at Fusion Coffeehouse!

Township Jazz Festival recap

THE 17TH ANNUAL TOWNSHIP JAZZ FESTIVAL WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! We had our biggest turnout ever! Thank you to everyone who supported the event... it was really a perfect day. Here's a little highlight reel:

Music credit: Southern Komfort Brass Band "Make You Sweat"

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