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Hey Folks, 

 

September's right around the corner, which means it's back to school time! More than shopping, I'm excited to be getting back into the classrooms; I'll be working with Jazz At Lincoln Center once again for their Jazz for Young People outreach program which visits multiple public schools throughout the year to teach jazz history alongside social history in the United States to students K-12. Teaching these subjects is both humbling and empowering as I dig deeper into the foundation of the music I love to play, and speak on topics with the intention of promoting peace within the next generation. 

 

I'm also looking forward to shows this next month in Maryland, Washington East & West + Pennsylvania culminating at a blowout bash as the New York Hot Jazz Festival celebrates its 5th Anniversary September 24th! Among these performances I'll be playing everything from hot King Oliver stomps to soulful Aretha Franklin covers (Sept 16th)  with small bands to symphony orchestras. It's going to be a wild time! All dates below. 

 

NEW YORK HOT JAZZ CAMP APRIL 2-8, 2018 

For big kids 18+ that want to learn more about music, culture and the incredible city of New York next Spring, the 3rd New York Hot Jazz Camp planning is fully underway. We've secured hotel deals and a star-studded faculty to make this fantastical learning excursion the best yet!  This one WILL fill up so reserve a spot today at www.nyhotjazzcamp.com

 

Time to go practice :) See you soon I hope!

Bria

 

What's happening

 

August 23

Birdland w/ David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band,

New York NY

August 24

Museum of The City of New York w/ Gotham Kings

August 30

Birdland w/ David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band,

New York NY

September 1

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival, Easton MD

September 6

The Triple Door, Seattle WA 

September 16

RESPECT: The music of Aretha Franklin w/ The American Pops Orchestra  

Mead Center, Washington DC

September 18

The Dimenna Center for Classical Music Benefit, Cary Hall NY

September 20

Birdland w/ David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band,

New York NY

September 22 

Ware Center, Lancaster PA

September 23