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Afternoon showers didn't stop the 11th Annual Jazz in the Pass

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PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

The rain that passed over the city of Pass Christian Sunday afternoon didn't last long, allowing locals and other coast residents to enjoy a nice stroll around the downtown area.

Many walked the streets and some claimed their spot right in front of the band. The music was so good, some stay in their seats.

"I'm a connoisseur of all music. Jazz, rap, R&B. As long as there's a melody and harmony, I'll listen to it," Reginald Jones said.

Jones traveled to the Pass from North Jackson. He says his love for music brought him down to the coast, and he says anything goes as long as he has a good tune. 

"It doesn't even matter. As long as it's music, I'm fine.  You know everybody has a little jazz in them and they can feel it. It's nationwide. It's universal," he said.

Of course the music wasn't the only thing everyone got a taste of. A number of food vendors were on hand to satisfy as well. 

Michael Lizana of Pass Christian says while he's grilling and listening, he can't help but reminisce about his younger days. 

"The area right here that were standing in, on this corner there actually use to be a speak easy here when I was a youngster and we use to come and sit out and listen to the music that was being played and it was jazz being played at that time," Lizana said.

The first Jazz in the Pass was held in 1999. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of the area, the event continues to be brought back to life. 

This was the 11th annual Jazz in the Pass since the storm. 

Organizers say next year, the sound of smooth jazz will be heard at War Memorial Park.

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