Do you know Clark Terry? He was an American trumpeter, a composer, an educator and an NEA Jazz Masters inductee.
And, why are we talking about Clark Terry? Because we’re just weeks away from the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest at the River Campus and this is your opportunity to see the next generation of jazz musicians take on the classics.
Now in its 20th year, students from across the region will descend on the River Campus, play for jazz experts in a live clinic session and culminate in the annual gala concert that evening.
"Audiences will be able to experience a diverse program with our special guest Mr. Andre Hayward here...he's gonna be here to help us celebrate 20 years of jazz making. We have a very diverse program, it's gonna feature him, it's gonna feature our studio jazz ensemble and it's also gonna feature our jazz lab. And this is a two-day event, so in this event we're also gonna be doing an education portion where bands, jazz programs can come and perform and they can get assessed from professionals on ways that they can improve. So, throughout both of the days, February 2 and 3, there will be constant learning and performances happening all on the River Campus." - Dr. Joseph Jefferson, Director of Jazz Studies
You can reserve your seat for this swinging, event now but we don’t expect you to use it. The hallmark of the Southeast Jazz Concerts is that the audience is up and moving to truly enjoy the music.
For more information, visit RiverCampus.org and as always, I hope to see you soon at the Box Office!