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01 June, 2024
11:18 am

L-S Jazz Night: April 5th

The L-S Music Department presents Jazz Night 2018 on Thursday April 5th at 7:00pm in the L-S Auditorium.  The concert is open to the public and admission is free.  April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), a global celebration to advance recognition of jazz as a historical and contemporary art form.  Come celebrate JAM with us!

L-S performing groups include the Symphonic and Concert Jazz Ensembles, the Sax Quartet, and the Select Jazz Combo. The groups are led by Thomas Grandprey, Director of Instrumental Music and graduate of The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music Collaborative Jazz Masters program.

Special guest groups include The Curtis Middle School Select Jazz Band under the direction of Kevin Donegan and the Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band directed by Clayton DeWalt.

Jazz Night is a concert that showcases the talented student musicians of the Sudbury and Lincoln communities performing jazz literature from the swing, funk, and Latin genres.  A small sample of the music in store for the evening includes: Sonny Rollins’ “Pent Up House”, Johnny Green’s “Out of Nowhere”, Jim Peterik’s “Vehicle” (performed by the Ides of March), Miles Davis’ “Four”, Roger Ball and Hamish Stuart’s “Pick Up The Pieces”, Jeff Jarvis’ “Hugh’s Blues”, and Don Menza’s “Groovin Hard”.

Students from Curtis and Lincoln middle schools will combine with the L-S groups for a joint performance of Paul Clark’s fiery Latin composition, “Dance Like No One’s Watching”. Student soloists from all three schools will be featured.

Snacks and refreshments will be sold at the concert with proceeds supporting the L-S Friends of Music in their efforts to provide opportunities for the student musicians at L-S.