Join us for Brooklyn Music School's 5th 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.
This year, renowned Jazz Trumpet player Ingrid Jensen will join us for the workshop and closing concert. 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 non-competitive, our guest artist Ingrid Jensen and the BMS faculty will be adjudicating performances to offer suggestions and encouragement and will be awarding certificates for outstanding musicianship.