Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 UK Jolson Festival

Jens made a solo trip to the 2014 UK Jolson Festival in Bromley, Greater London. As a representative for the entire team of AJ-Images, he gave a presentation on the recent journeys to Lithuania (where a memorial stone in honor of Al Jolson was unveiled) and to Malta.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Al Jolson in Malta

A real treat for Al Jolson fans! - The Malta section of the IAJS is headed by Vince Williams, who works tirelessly to promote Al Jolson and his works among the Jolson fans on Malta. He organizes and hosts the yearly Al Jolson Malta Gathering at the Royal British Legion in Malta's capital, Valletta, and the Christmas Buffet Lunch in the beautiful Waterfront Hotel in Sliema, a resort town and yacht harbor near the capital.

In addition to that, Vince Williams created and presented a special Jazz Singer Exhibition that was shown for two weeks at cinema and shopping center complex Galleria in Fgura, near his hometown. The Malta section of the IAJS also attends the celebrations on Remembrance Day and different masses.

As a representative for the AJ-Images team, Jens traveled to Malta for five days attending the Al Jolson Malta Gathering on October 12. Throughout the trip, Vince Williams was the perfect guide to all Jolson sites on Malta. This includes a memorial plaque for the 80th Anniversary of The Jazz Singer which is located in the beautiful Salini National Park.

To promote the IAJS, Jolson on Malta, and the documentary project of AJ-Images Vince Williams arranged three radio interviews, the first at BKR Radio 94.5FM, hosted by Toni Ellul, the second at Kottoner 98 FM, hosted by Joe Massa, and the third at Radio City 107.6 FM, hosted by Charles Zammit.