Next Generation of San Diego Jazz to Compete at Monterey Jazz Festival [Interview]
|The International Academy of Jazz San Diego (IAJSD.org) has been selected from over 130 groups to compete in the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF), April 8-10, 2016 in Monterey, California, for a chance to perform at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2016. IAJ-SD, a nonprofit 501c3 providing after school music enrichment in Jazz studies patterned after youth symphonic programs, will be the only group representing San Diego in the weekend of competition, learning, and engagement by top Jazz artists and competition judges including Grammy-award winner Terri Lyne Carrington and San Diego's own Gilbert Castellanos. IAJ-SD has kicked off a fundraising drive to help with costs of transportation, housing, and other expenses for a select group of students to go to NGJF. IAJ-SD board member Arlene Damasco and Executive Director Guy Gonzalez stopped by The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, February 22, 2016 to fill us in on the details of the upcoming competition and ask for help to reach their fundraising goals. |
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