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JALC’s Middle School Jazz Academy Presents Free Concert

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy will present their free Showcase Concert Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. The one-hour concert will feature the talent of 13 students from 5th-8th grades, representing four of New York City’s five boroughs. In its first year, the tuition-free program is awarded to students who may otherwise not be able to afford private lessons.

The seven-month program takes place twice weekly, with a general session and private lessons, and students have the opportunity to meet JALC Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and other members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Academy faculty include pianist Eli Yamin, flutist Jamie Baum, guitarist Tom Dempsey, bassist David Wong and trumpeter Ravi Best.

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