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Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival In Nogales Celebrates Legendary Jazz Bassist

A legendary jazz bassist and composer is going to be honored on Saturday in southern Arizona.

Charles Mingus was born in Nogales, and the city is holding its Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival to celebrate his influence.

Arizona Republic's features reporter Weldon Johnson wrote about Mingus and talked with The Show about the festival that bears his name.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.