04/18/13

Jazz House Kids Announces 6th Inside the Jazz Note Event

Christian McBride will lead music and discussions

Jazz House Kids, the New Jersey-based institution that provides jazz instruction and mentoring to children, will present its sixth annual Inside the Jazz Note event on May 22. The lineup for this year’s event features bassist Christian McBride, who serves as Jazz House Kids’ Artistic Chair, hosting an evening of conversation and music with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist Cedar Walton, and drummer Louis Hayes. The evening will also feature the Jazz House Big Band, directed by Julius Tolentino.

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Cedar Walton Quartet, - Art of Jazz Series, Albright - Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, February 28, 2010
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Jimmy Heath backstage
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Louis Hayes performing at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Jazz House Kids founder and Executive Director Melissa Walker and her husband, JHK Artistic Director Christian McBride. Photo courtesy of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
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Trumpeter Jon Faddis was one of many jazz luminaries attending the Jazz Connect Conference at the Hilton New York, Jan. 2013
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The program is divided into two events: an afternoon master class for hundreds of high school band and choral students and their teachers from across the state (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.); and, in the evening (7:30 pm), a one-on-one conversation and concert open to the public.

For more information about the afternoon master class for students and schools, visit Inside the Jazz Note Master Class.

Tickets are available here.

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