I was invited by Shelly Kinnune of Kansas City Early College Academy to be one of the artists/clinicians to work with a quintet of young jazz artists who are among the selected Special Guest Groups participating in the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California.
The group is a fine jazz quintet (four members shown in the photo below). The wonderful young alto saxophonist is a private student.
The March 19 clinic went very well. I am not making the trip with them.
They are going to have a blast and meet other great artists of their generation …
2017 NEXT GENERATION
LEARN MORE ABOUT NGJF
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Where to stay and what to see in Monterey
- Discover more about the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
- 2017 Artist-In-Residence, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton
- Read about the 2017 Adjudicators
NGJF is part of the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival.
2010 NGJF GALLERY
Although I am not actually going with the 2017 group from Kansas City, I had the privilege of serving as the faculty representative among the adult chaperones for Mr. Leon Brady‘s original Kansas City Youth Jazz program on their trip to the 2010 NGJF.
The top Kansas City Youth Jazz groups, the Reno Club Big Band and Reno Club Combo performed.
The students were well received by everyone who heard them play.
Here are a couple of photos from that trip. Also see my Facebook photo album here.
CONN-SELMER ARTIST / CLINICIAN