JazzReach Announces 2011/2012 Season

Debut of Miles Davis multi-media educational program

JazzReach, a New York City-based not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the promotion, performance, creation and teaching of jazz, has announced its 2011/2012 national touring season. The season will feature a broad mix of the organization’s signature live multi-media programs for young audiences (grades K-12), informative clinics and master classes for student musicians and main-stage concerts for all audiences. All programming activities will be carried out exclusively y JazzReach’s resident ensemble, Metta Quintet.

The season will kick-off on October 9 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, M0., with the world premiere of “Miles Davis and the Blue Flame Incident,” described as “a captivating, all-new live multi-media educational program for student audiences (grades 6-12) that celebrates the legacy of the innovative late trumpeter, bandleader and cultural provocateur.” The program was commissioned and is being presented by the St. Louis-based arts organization, Jazz St. Louis, in commemoration of Davis’ East St. Louis roots.

Other season highlights include a touring schedule that will take JazzReach’s programs to student audiences throughout California, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, South Carolina, Colorado and Wyoming, along with two annual “Home Series” that will feature the New York City debut of the Miles Davis program and aims to serve more than 3,000 New York City public school students. (See the complete season itinerary below).

JazzReach 2011/2012 Season

October 9 &10 Jazz St Louis/ Touhill Performing Arts Center St. Louis, MO

October 20 Cam-Plex Gillette, WY

October 21 Lakewood Cultural Center Lakewood, CO

November 4 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY

December 8 & 9 JazzReach Home Series/RouletteBrooklyn New York, NY

January 26 California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA

January 27 Irvine Barclay Theater Irvine, CA

January 30 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA

January 31 Montalvo Saratoga, CA

February 1 -3 Arts for the Schools Tahoe, CA

February 7 Harlem Stage New York, NY

February 16 -17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL

March 20 Peace Center Greenville, SC

April 5 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY

April 9 Harvard-Westlake SchoolLos Angeles, CA

April 10 Grammy Museum Los Angeles, CA

April 11-13 Santa Clarita PAC Santa Clarita, CA

April 17 Harlem Stage New York, NY

April 18 Mayo Arts Center Morristown, NJ

May 1 Urban Gateways Chicago, IL

May 2 The Grand Opera House Dubuque, IA

May 3 Civic Music Association Des Moines, IA

TBD JazzReach Home Series New York, NY