Jazz House Kids Big Band
Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ
Jazz House Kids is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people through the medium of jazz. We provide young people with an innovative concept of understanding music. Working together with professional jazz musicians and educators we build a musical foundation wherein a blending of multiple intelligences, the arts and other disciplines are a natural component. At the Jazz House we embrace one of America’s greatest contributions to the arts. Build a Jazz House ~ Build a Child’s Future! Quite simply, a Jazz House is the creative space where we come together with young people, their families and teachers to share, appreciate and learn about the jazz experience.
This is our third year of the Jazz House Big Band, which started at our summer camp in 2010. In it’s short existence the band has had many exciting opportunities which has included concerts at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola with Christian McBride, an annual concert series “Inside the Jazz Note” in which our band has performed with Chick Corea, Dianna Reeves, and Christian McBride’s Inside Straight. The Jazz House Big Band were winners in the 2011 and 2012 Charles Mingus Competition, winning seven awards for soloists and sections each year.