June 8, 2017 / Charleston Public Library / 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
CHARLESTON, SC (June 5, 2017), The Charleston Jazz Academy will host ‘Jazzin’ Up The Library’ on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Charleston Public Library to help promote music education for children in Charleston.
With three performances starting at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:45 a.m., the Charleston Jazz Academy’s Director, David Carter, will lead an ensemble of student musicians and give an educational talk on rhythm, music, and the influence of jazz. The event is free and open to the public, so all music lovers are welcome.
“Charleston helped bring the great American art form known as ‘jazz’ to the world,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. “So, we love having this opportunity to introduce children and their parents to jazz during Piccolo Spoleto.”
About Charleston Jazz:
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz in the Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.
About The Charleston Jazz Academy:
In the interest of elevating jazz musicianship and broadening the love of jazz in future generations, Charleston Jazz has recently brought the Leonard School of Music under its wing to create the Charleston Jazz Academy. The Leonard School of Music has played an important role in teaching jazz to young people in Charleston since 1945. Working in partnership with local schools, parents, and students of all ages, the Charleston Jazz Academy brings together highly motivated students in a collaborative and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of improvisation.