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Student Jazz Band Festival 2017
April 20 @ 11:00 am - April 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame’s Annual Student Jazz Band Festival brings together hundreds of young musicians to celebrate America’s original art form, jazz.
Middle school, high school, and college & university jazz bands will perform in the historic Carver Theatre. Each band will receive numerical scores, and three (one from each Festival Division) will earn the honor of “Band of Distinction”
All performances are open to the public; there is no admission fee.
Bands will play …
Thursday, April 20: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 21: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 22: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 at 1:00 PM join us for a jazz workshop with Trumpeter RASHAWN ROSS of Dave Matthews Band. Participants are encouraged to RSVP: http://bit.ly/sjbf2017wkshp
No smooth jazz here. These kids will be playing timeless jazz standards — Ellington, Gershwin, Monk, Handy—and there are some not-to-be-missed vocalists as well; Alabama has talent!
Festival founder, Dr. Frank E.Adams Sr., believed in the power of jazz to build bridges between communities and dedicated his life to keeping the art form alive. Born out of the melting pot of rhythms, jazz is an authentic representation of the complex whole that is America; it is American character made manifest—music by the people, for the people. Join us as we inspire the next generation of musicians to keep on playing.