John Lewis Youth Jazz Clinic, Wednesday, July 11!

It’s a Special Opportunity for Young Jazz Musicians! The 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 11, with the John Lewis YOUTH JAZZ CLINIC at the African American Performing Arts Center, 9:30 am-1:30 pm.  It’s a day of coaching and workshops for students which will culminate in a short performance. All instruments (including voice) are welcome! Students who have completed grade 7 and up to just-graduated high school seniors, will work with professional musicians in the community–– saxophonist and UNM Jazz Studies Director, Glenn Kostur; pianist, Jim Ahrend; bassist Colin Deuble; and drummer, Mo Roberts. Coaches will help students enhance their understanding and execution of jazz and some of the music covered will be that of John Lewis.

Registration fee ONLY $5! Deadline for registration is July 8.

This special Youth Clinic honors legendary jazz pianist, composer and educator, John Lewis, founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet, who grew up and attended school in the South Broadway neighborhood and is part of the 5th Annual John Lewis Celebration, which, this year, will feature multi-award winning blues guitarist and songwriter, Eric Bibb (John Lewis’ nephew!) on Saturday July 14 at the South Broadway Cultural Center, this exciting Youth Jazz Clinic will feature

Register ONLINE or call Outpost at 505-268-0044

This event is presented by the New Mexico Jazz Festival in partnership with the John Aaron Lewis Legacy Project; the UNM Jazz Studies Department, & the African American Performing Arts Center and is made possible in part with funding from the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF).

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