Check it out! Rockport Jazz Camp for kids ages 11 to 18 (two of my students are there!) is taking place all this week at the Rockport schools, a collaboration with Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center.
There are several free performances this week:
Wednesday, 7 pm: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet
Thursday and Friday at 2 pm: Jazz Improvisation Master Classes (I’ll be at one or both of those for sure)
Saturday, 10 am: FIVE PLAY jazz quintet performs a free, family concert.
Click HERE for info on all the events
And, upcoming on the 27th, and I’m sorry I’ll miss this one, but students will be performing with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra!
Saturday, August 27, 3 PM
MASTERCLASS: Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center
Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will work with Rockport Jazz Camp students on such topics as improvisation, large ensemble performance, and instrument-specific techniques. Later that evening, student musicians from the Jazz Camp will participate in the Rockport Music Gala later that evening by providing musical entertainment as patrons stroll to Millbrook Meadow from the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Free, no tickets required.
Runtime: 1 hour
And…this concert costs money but this band is the quintessential Cajun band, Buckwheat Zydeco, I’ve seen them play and they are awesome:
This Friday, 8 pm: http://rockportmusic.org/buckwheat-zydeco/
Watch them on YouTube here: