Jazz for Justice Recording Projects
With all that is going on in the world, students have asked me if we can do something to highlight injustice and use music to promote equality. The Los Alamos Jazz Project, along with the Jazz program in the Los Alamos Public Schools and Mr. Sam Nesbitt, Director of Bands at Eisenhower MS in Albuquerque, is presenting Jazz for Justice. This virtual concert series will highlight music of composers and performers of color as well as speak to past, present, and future civil rights movements. Students, adults, professionals, amateurs - - EVERYONE is invited to participate.
Our first two projects will be featuring the music of Charles Mingus, a pioneer jazz musician, composer, band leader, and activist. Please see the two linked pdf documents below that spell exactly what, how, and when. If you are interested in contributing to a series of smaller group/combo performances, please contact Mr. Finn!
Nostalgia in Times Square - video submissions due 6/24/20
Fables of Faubus - video submissions due 7/1/20
Thanks so much and I hope you are having a great summer.
Executive Director, Los Alamos Jazz Project
Band Director, Los Alamos Public Schools