Discover Soul, Funk, Jazz Summer Festival and Crab Feast
Founded by Madz Johson and Brian Smith, this awesome, annual nine-hour outdoor festival will feature some of the best entertainment, food, drinks and fun!
Meet the Founders
Madeleine Johnson ( Madz Johnson ) A Soul Funk Jazz Independent Artist Madz Johnson is a Filipina-American singer, songwriter, arranger of her own music from Virginia USA and CEO of MJPRO’S. She holds 3 World Tours under her belt as an esteemed Alumni of the Chorus UPCC ( University of the Philippines Concert Chorus). During the world tour, she was the first woman of the TALES OF THE MANUVU (A Rock Opera) the first Filipino group to perform at his majesty’s theatre in England and met the Royal Family.
She composed various Jingles, Commercials on TV and Movie Theme songs in the Philippines. Madz is Back in writing her genre of music and released her first Original song in the USA on Feb 2015 entitled “SMILE” that’s being aired in different countries like Philippines, Japan, and Europe.She is working on her Album to be released in 2017. 2015 marked her first Major Concert in the Philippines entitled, JAZZ1337 at Music Museum, a sold out concert. Madz envisioned this as an important event to give back to the community and help other foundations. This is her dream concert series in different areas of the United States. An Outdoor Festival that features top quality great performances from national and international artists.
Brian Smith (Smitty) Hailing from the Washington DC area, Brian “Smitty” Smith is Co-Founder of the “Soul, Funk, Jazz Summer Festival”
series, and CEO of BKS Events, LLC. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and has performed for over 30 years as a musician (Percussionist) with various groups and artists from ranging
from Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Funk and Soul genres.
Brian has over thirteen years of success as a Travel Agent, Tour Operator, Artist and Band Manager,as well as vast experience in entertainment and event production, management, and promotion. Brian has a deep passion and vision to create, provide and expand positively life-changing and memorable experiences through good music, quality entertainment, travel and upscale events.
Having a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, Brian continues to successfully mesh music, travel, entertainment and events and has been deemed a trendsetter in each industry. Brian believes in putting God first in everything, valuing “people” and fostering positive relationships. Brian has an immense desire to give back and pour into communities locally and abroad and sets to accomplished this as a proud co- founding member of the “Soul, Funk, Jazz Music Festival” team.
Wine + Meet and Greet with Celebrities, Elected Officials Artists + More!!!
(21 and over)