Jazz at Lincoln Center & WPAS present Jazz for Young People Concert for DCPS students

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members to present a

Jazz for Young People Concert for

D.C. Public School students on January 29

WHAT:          Jazz For Young People Concert "Let Freedom Swing" with Bryan Carter, featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Sherman Irby and Vincent Gardner

WHEN:          Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.

WHERE:        Woodrow Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

AUDIENCE: Invited students from Wilson High School and students participating in WPAS Capitol Jazz Project at Hardy Middle School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Ron Brown Middle School, Hart Middle School, Stuart-Hobson Middle School and Deal Middle School.


Concert Repertoire to Include:

Stompin’ at the Savoy – ChickWebb (big band arrangement)

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (small group with vocal)

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing – Duke Ellington

            Begun in 2008, Washington Performing Arts Society’s Capitol Jazz Project brings WPAS teaching artists into area middle schools to work with students for up to 16 sessions using Jazz at Lincoln Center’s jazz curriculum authored by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.             

            Jazz at Lincoln Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz through educational programs and performances at a multitude of venues, all of which are designed to “bring people together for a profoundly good time.”

Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.