MUSIC: American Idols: Jazzmobile Workshop Primes Next Generation of Musicians

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JAZZ LOVERS REJOICE: SATURDAY WORKSHOP RETURNS

A long-running tradition in the heart of Harlem gears up for a new season with Saturday Jazz Workshop registration and evaluation this weekend (Jan. 11). The signature Jazzmobile program started in 1969, and it continues to attract students of all ages dedicated to uplifting this distinctively vibrant American art form.

Jazzmobile is the first U.S. not-for-profit arts and cultural organization created exclusively for Jazz, according to organizers. Founded in 1964, it offers a full roster of workshops, master classes, lecture demonstrations and arts enrichment programs aimed at reaching communities where Jazz was born while helping pass the culture on to new generations.

Jazzmobile’s Saturday Jazz Workshops are held at the Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Central Harlem. The 16-week sessions bring “aspiring artists together with Jazz masters like Dr. Billy Taylor [founder] and Cecil Bridgewater and other talented performers in a supportive learning environment,” the official website says. For more details, visit the link below.

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Jazzmobile, Inc.: http://www.jazzmobile.org/#

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