Celebrate the start of summer with Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues with a silent auction, beer and wine tastings, great food by Chef Jeni and live music from the Hegg Brothers! The event will feature over 40 craft beers and fine wines from around the world!
Auction items include a stunning jewelry piece from Riddles Jewelry, a 2-day/1-night hunting trip for 3 to Lake’s Lodge and Hunting Preserve on Lake Byron, JazzFest Shrimp Party and much more!
This special fundraiser benefits the scholarships and educational programs of the organization-this event helps to keep jazz alive in programs such as the Jazz Diversity Project (JDP), All City Jazz Ensemble, Jazz 101 workshops, as well as the JazzFest Jazz Camp program.
JDP is an hour-long presentation that combines jazz music education with the American History and Social Science curriculum. This live jazz combo and multi-media presentation brings the music to life. Since the program began, about 35,000 students have been exposed to music through the touring program. It may seem hard to believe, but some of the youth who hear the JDP musicians play say it’s the first time they heard live music.
“When we travel to schools across the state, our musicians say they hear comments from some students stating it’s the first time they heard a saxophone played live or it’s the first time they have ever heard live jazz music,” says Robert Joyce, Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues’ executive director.
This year is the 3rd annual JazzFest Jazz camp. In addition to providing this camp to young musicians, SFJB also has scholarships opportunities for students. These dollars help to make it possible for students who otherwise could not afford attending to have the opportunity for an incredible music experience.
This year’s JazzFest Jazz Camp is set for July 16-20 on the Augustana College Campus. A camp highlight for students is the opportunity of playing at JazzFest. The top camp band will get the incredible opportunity to perform with Chris Vadala on the Main Stage at JazzFest 2013! It is a thrill for students to experience what it’s like to have a couple of thousand people in the audience.
“I think that the more opportunities these kids get, and the exposure they have to anything like this, will broaden their horizons with music and anything they do,” says Camp Director Paul Schilf, who is director of bands at Augustana College. “They are great kids, and have so much fun.”
For ticket information, contact Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues at 605-335-6101.
COST: $35 in advance/$45 at the door/$25 for concert series subscribers, and $250 for table of 8. Advance tickets available through Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues by calling 335-6101.
*Must be 21 to attend*
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