Join us for Brooklyn Music School's 4th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival! A full day of performances, clinics, professional development and concert featuring guest artists. The Brooklyn Music School intends for this festival to strengthen middle school jazz programs and build jazz community among young musicians in Brooklyn.
Previous guest artists have included: Dr. Victor Lewis, Robin Eubanks, Sherman Irby, and Duane Eubanks. Our guest artists bring their expertise to work with middle school students throughout the day and perform with the Brooklyn Music School Jazz Faculty Ensemble for a closing concert beginning at 5:30 PM.
The festival includes:
- Performances by participating middle schools
- Clinics by the BMS faculty
- Professional development for participating school faculty members
- A closing concert/awards ceremony.
Though the festival is noncompetitive, our guest artist and the BMS faculty will be adjudicating performances to offer suggestions and encouragement and will be awarding certificates for outstanding musicianship.