Music greats will headline a ‘Weekend of Jazz Festival’

Jazz luminaries will headline a weekend of music dedicated to promoting music education for students.

The Beavercreek Music Parents 19th Annual Weekend of Jazz Festival will be held March 1-2 at Beavercreek High School.

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This year’s Friday night headliners will be the Special EFX All Stars with Emmy Award winning guitarist, composer and producer Chieli Minucci. The group marked its 35th year of recording and touring in 2018.

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble will headline Saturday night. Based at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York, the ensemble has recorded six albums, and won the “Best College Big Band Award” from downbeat Student Music.

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The festival will also have exhibition performances by more than 22 high school and middle school jazz bands and combos from throughout the region.

The annual event promotes music education and career possibilities for students who learn from professional jazz musicians while immersed in two-days of music.

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WANT TO GO?

WHAT: The Beavercreek Music Parents 19th Annual Weekend of Jazz Festival

WHERE: Beavercreek High School Alumni Auditorium, 2660 Dayton-Xenia Rd.

WHEN: March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.

ADMISSION: Tickets for the Friday performance of the Special EFX All Stars are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens.

Tickets for Saturday performance of The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble are $22 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.weekendofjazz.org

MORE INFO: For schedule of performances: http://www.weekendofjazz.org

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