In February 2000, Vann set a new Guinness world record for circular breathing, holding one continuous note for 47 minutes, 6 seconds, surpassing Kenny G’s record of 45 minutes, 47 seconds.
August 2001 Vann won first place at GMA’s seminar in the Rockies at Estes Park, Colorado for the national Solo Instrumental Artist competition.
Vann has had the honor of performing at the White House for their Annual Holiday Open House.
Vann was also privileged to entertain guests of Alabama's Governor Bob Riley at a Christmas party at the Governor’s Mansion in Montgomery, Alabama.
Vann has traveled all over the world performing and sharing his talents.
Magic City Smooth Jazz is an IRS registered 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to enhancing cultural activities through various styles of jazz in the State of Alabama. Since its inception in 2008, Magic City Smooth Jazz has hosted over 90 FREE concerts to the public while presenting over 275 emerging and established artists while impacting the lives of over 20,000 adults and children.
Artists presented from the state of Alabama have included:
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Student All-Stars | Birmingham Heritage Band | Alex Banks
BlendJazz | Vann Burchfield | Jose Carr | Clutch | Joshua David | Rubber Band Effect
First Class Jazz | Foxxy Fatts and Company | Jazmin Ghent | Goodfellas | Roland Gresham
Homewood 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble | Fayth Hope | On Purpose f. Dwight Houston
David Jones | KB's Technique | Kimoni Duo | Laser's Edge | Left Field | David Jones
Magic City Jazz Orchestra | Justin McKinnon | B Natural f. Terrell Maye | N'Fusion f. James Crumb, Jr. | Neo Jazz Collective | Overfloe | Rickey Powell | Pedro Moore | RAW Jazz Trio | Rhythms Band | Shaun Pezant Trio | Shirley Reeves | J Robinson Trio | Kim Scott | Scrollworks | Roman Street | Soul Collaboration | Fred Spraggins | P J Spraggins | Southpaw Saxes | T. A. D. of Jazz | Take 7 | Tekneek | Loyd Watson, Jr. | Keith Williams Kenneth Williams | Tena Wilson Experience | Netra Young
Artists presented from outside the state of Alabama have included:
Marcus Anderson | Marc Antoine | Mariea Antoinette | Paula Atherton | Bob Baldwin | Aaron Bing
Cindy Bradley | Willie Bradley | Norman Brown | Down to the Bone | Isaac Byrd, Jr.
Eric Darius | Steve Cole | Buff Dillard | Four80 East | Chelsey Green and The Green Project
Euge Groove | Warren Hill | Sonja Hopkins | Vincent Ingala & Jonathan Fritzen
JazZ in P!nk | Janita | Jarez | Darryl Evan Jones | Greg Karukas | Dirk K | Justin Klunk
Dee Lucas | Eric Marienthal | Keiko Matsui | Marion Meadows | Nils | Nelson Rangell
Althea Rene | Lin Rountree | Oli Silk | Brian Simpson | Esperanza Spalding | Chris Standring
Paul Taylor | Tizer | Julian Vaughn | Josh Vietti | David Wells | Ryan Whitehead
Our mission is to expose and engage audiences in culturally underserved communities in the state of Alabama to various styles of jazz at no cost to the public.
Organization goals are to enhance cultural arts in communities, support area jazz musicians, and educate youth and adults through music workshops.
Jory's Journey Foundation
Magic City Smooth Jazz and Jory's Journey Foundation will collaborate during Jazz in the Park Birmingham for autism awareness and resources available. The Jory's Journey Foundation mission is to educate, empower, and inspire underserved communities impacted by autism, helping to ensure each child reaches their full potential.
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