The DC Jazz Festival is proud to bring another great season of jazz and music education programming to thousands of DC residents, students and the community. We have over 100 performances in nearly 50 venues throughout the District from June 1 – 13. On Wednesday, June 8th, we are delighted to bring a greater and better “Jazz Meets Hip Hop: A Student Concert and Interactive Workshop” to THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington DC 20020. This FREE student concert for DCPS and DC charter school students could be a great year-end offering for your students. The program begins at 10:30 am.
The concert/workshop will demonstrate the musical and historical connections between jazz and hip hop music and give students and teachers an understanding of the unifying American musical forms. Former Assistant Professor of Music and Jazz Ensemble Director at American University, Dr. Will E. Smith, an ethnomusicologist, is currently a music professor at North Carolina State Central. Smith is also a renowned jazz musician who has performed with James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd. He also gives lectures on jazz and hip-hop in DCPS and DC public charters schools and at the University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Howard University, and others. Additional musicians include: Eric Wheeler (bass); Nathan Jolley (drums); Noble Jolley (piano); as well as Khalif Bobatoon (MC).
75-minute program. Ages 9-13. Wednesday, June 8th, 10:30 am.
To REGISTER for this FREE student concert and other student events, visit: www.dcjazzfest.org/content.cfm/student_concerts.
Please register by Thursday, May 21st; first come-first serve. Other education events include master classes with Tootie Heath, Antonio Hart and Cyrus Chestnut at the Historic Bohemian Caverns; a vocal workshop at Howard University, and more! SEE attached for complete schedule.
To VIEW our complete menu of our education programs, visit the DC Jazz Festival’s website at: www.dcjazzfest.org
Get Jazzed in our Nation’s Capital!
Festivals DC, Ltd, the parent organization of the DC Jazz Festival, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Tax ID # 20-1799842.
SAVE THE DATE: DC Jazz Festival – June 1 – June 13, 2011 with over 100 performances in 50 venues across DC!