The Hochstein Music School, The Advocacy Center and Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. are hosting a one-hour music clinic for 70 teenage and young adult student musicians who are interested in learning more about jazz. The clinic will be held at Hochstein, 50 North Plymouth Avenue, on Saturday, May 5, 2007 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Jimmie will talk about the history of jazz and the difference between jazz and other types of music, after which there will be time for questions and answers, and then Jimmie and the students will end the clinic with a jam session. The event is open to student musicians, instrumental or vocal, age 14 and older. Students are encouraged to bring their instruments with them. If you or your child would like to participate, please contact Joyce Steel at The Advocacy Center at 546-1700 ext. 234 by Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
This event is billed as a warm up for “A Night of Hot Jazz and Cool Art,” a benefit for the Advocacy Center on Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the Memorial Art Gallery and will feature the music of Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith, Jr., and Tyler Owens, as well as a silent auction and light refreshments. To purchase tickets for the May 12th event, contact Anna Costalas at the Advocacy Center at 546-1700 ext. 265.