Jazz House Kids Presents: The Jazz House Big Band

**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

Directed by Julius Tolentino

@ Blue Note Jazz Club – Shows @ 1:30PM (Doors @ 1:00PM)

Alex, Laurenzi/Simon, Crosby-Arreaza – Alto
Jake, Deutsch – Bari
George, Austin/Zack, Marzulli – Bass
Jared, Silverstein/Zach, Adleman/Matthew, Lee – Drums
Wesley, Whitelock – Guitar
Esteban, Castro/Isaiah, Thompson – Piano
Alex, George/Tim, Murphy/Birsa, Chatterjee – Tenor
Kevin, Jiang/Eli, Feingold/Julie, Zedeck/Dean, Scarlett – Trombone
Patrick, Peters/Andrew, Wagner/Brian, Luster/Kyle, Elgarten/Matthew, Lee – Trumpet

Plus Special Guest, Vincent Gardner of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz House Kids is a Montclair, New Jersey-based nonprofit that has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent arts education and performance organizations by helping students gain an “artistic edge” through music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship. By offering pre-professional, year-round musical training along with community engagement and education programs for young people from all backgrounds, Jazz House Kids use jazz as an effective teaching tool to enhance academic achievement, dedication and teamwork, and cultivate tomorrow’s global citizens. Since 2002, more than 45,000 students have participated in Jazz House Kids music education programs in the schools, at the Jazz House and in the community. In 2014, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts honored Jazz House Kids with a Citation of Excellence. Each year Jazz House Kids reaches 25,000 people with events, performances and programming.

One of the premier young bands in the nation, the award-winning Jazz House Big Band directed by Julius Tolentino is composed of top high school jazz musicians from across New Jersey who are selected through competitive auditions. The pinnacle of Jazz House Kids ensemble programs, the Big Band participates in a number of high-profile performances, festivals, competitions and recording sessions throughout the year, most recently backing up the Christian McBride Trio and percussionist Sheila E. at Jazz House Kids 2015 Annual Benefit Inside the Jazz Note®.

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June 13, 2015
Blue Note Jazz Club