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[email protected] Hosts Mingus Event for Kids

As we all know, there is absolutely no reason that young people should wander around at school and at play in a state of ignorance about jazz greats of the past. Unfortunately, cuts in arts education budgets mean that kids may never learn about these musicians at school, and home life is complicated enough without adding forcible jazz indoctrination to the mix.

But never fear: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People series will step into the breach (at least for those young people who live in NYC) with a program hosted by Wynton Marsalis entitled “Who is Charles Mingus?” on Nov. 10 and 14. We hope that after the performance the kids will be asking more advanced questions, like “What’s a Pithecanthropus Erectus?”

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