Winner of the 2017 Jimmie Lunceford Legacy Award
Stephen Lee, artistic director for the nascent Memphis Jazz Workshop, was invited by Ron Herd II, founder of the Jimmie Lunceford Celebration festival to participate on a panel discussion regarding the legacy of internationally famed bandleader, Jimmie Lunceford. The event took place at the Stax Museum, Memphis, on October 26, 2017.
Memphis music is full of stories which seem improbable, even unbelievable, but none is stranger than the story of Jimmie Lunceford, the North Memphis, Manassas High
School gym teacher who became the internationally renowned King of Swing.