Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, Jazz Philadelphia, and Settlement Music School are thrilled to announce the first Philadelphia-based Get JazzED Day will take place on February 20, 2022 at Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis Branch in Queen Village.
Get JazzED is a music education program of Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest that is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences. This special educational opportunity will feature free workshops and jam sessions for student musicians to learn and play alongside professional musicians/clinicians.
Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis Branch
416 Queen St., Philadelphia, PA
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (check-in at 1 p.m.)
Gerald Veasley, electric bass
Andrew Neu, saxophone
Tim Hutson, drums
Donald Robinson, keyboards
Monette Sudler, guitar
Tony Miceli, vibraphone
Micah Graves, keyboards
Matt Cappy, trumpet
Brent White, trombone
About Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is a jazz festival presented by Berks Arts, a nonprofit organization based in Reading, PA. The world-renowned festival recently celebrated 30 years and features more than 50 concerts in 10 days, in venues across the region. The festival draws more than 20,000 patrons and has a local economic impact of more than $10 million each year. berksjazzfest.com
About Berks Arts
Berks Arts is a nonprofit organization based in Reading, Pa. whose mission is to inspire, engage, and unite the community through education, presentation, and collaboration. Berks Arts has a varied portfolio of programs including festivals (Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, Reading Blues Fest, Bandshell Concert Series), educational initiatives (Get JazzED, Fast Lane Art) and supports local artists and organizations through grant programs as a regional partner of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. berksarts.org
About Jazz Philadelphia
Jazz Philadelphia leverages the city’s rich jazz legacy and vibrant musical assets to build a strong, cohesive, forward-looking community. We connect the people and musicians in our region who create, support, and present jazz to build a healthy, sustainable jazz community that is recognized around the world. We plan to achieve our goals in a distinctly “Philadelphia” way—with a diverse coalition marked by passion, grit, collaboration, authenticity, and creativity. Our programming includes The Jazz Philadelphia Summit, an annual convening; the CORE Cooperative, a professional development program; and Passages, an intergenerational mentorship and performance program. jazzphiladelphia.org
About Settlement Music School
Settlement Music School is an inclusive creative community dedicated to providing the highest quality arts education for all. Regardless of age, background, ability, or economic circumstances, there is a place for everyone at Settlement. The School offers 10,000 services in person and online every week in music, dance, visual arts, and arts therapy at its various branches and dozens of community partnerships across the region, and is proud to offer more than $2.6 million in financial aid each year to more than 60% of its student population. Settlementmusic.org
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