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Artist in the Schools

Thanks to our Artist in the Schools program, our students were able to experience and learn about the history and process of jazz during a performance by Greg Gelb and the La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quartet. The musicians demonstrated the influence of Latin and African rhythms on the Early Jazz of New Orleans, Swing, Bebop and Modern jazz. They played music by players such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente. Some of our students were even invited to dance with the band!