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Women in Jazz Concert Series presents Jazz in Motion Youth Concert: A Legacy of Jazz Music and Dance, Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Reagan High School Performing Arts Center, 7104 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX. This vivacious presentation of jazz history will feature some of Austin’s most talented young adults and youths—
Flava Dance Company, FrontierLive Band, saxophonists Blaigne Sixon and Simone Washington; drummer Clayton Winfrey; guitarist Justice Phillips; keyboardist Jonathan Jonhson, and vocalists Kylie Phillips, Shanice McKissick, Helen Kasa and Tree Greyarna. Each of these unique and exciting performers will take the stage and bring jazz history alive performing jazz instrumentals, singing and dance with jazz from the 1920’s through today. Coached by Artistic Directors Dr. James Polk, Pamela Hart, and Melanie Smith, these youth will put on a top-notch, entertaining show on par with the Women in Jazz tradition.
Supported by Austin's outstanding FrontierLive Band, each performer will bring his or her own special renditions of early traditional jazz depicting the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Wes Montgomery, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and more. The music will continue to today’s modern sounds similar to George Benson, Stanley Jordan, Jennifer Hudson. The two-time award winning Flave Dance Company will enhance tyhe evening with their Dancin' Jazzi' routines.
The Women in Jazz Association, Inc. has a mission to keep this most important American art form of jazz alive, and these youth will continue to carry the torch! Come and hear it all—swing, bebop, cool, fusion, jazz funk and jazz hip-hop!
General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults. Student tickets are $10. Tickets are available online at www.jazzinmotion.eventbrite.com and at Mitchie’s Gallery, 7801 N. Lamar, Bldg B, Suite 148. Visit for more information or call 512-258-6947.
Jazz in Motion Youth Concert: A Legacy of Jazz Music & Dance, Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Reagan High School Performing Arts Center, 7104 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Showtime at 6:30 pm.
The Women in Jazz Association, Inc. is sponsored by AustinWoman Magazine, Austin Cab Company, Austin Private Car, Soulciti, IBM, The Villager Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, KAZI 88.7 FM Radio, The Mitchie Mitchell Foundation, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Soulciti.com, The University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and HartBeat Productions. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
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Women in Jazz Association, Inc
Non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raise funds by producing concerts and workshops. The purpose of Women in Jazz Association is to perpetuate the appreciation and performance of traditional jazz vocal and instrumental music. As vocal jazz is a declining art form, this purpose is charitable -- the protection and preservation of a valuable art form called jazz; that is, vocal jazz. It is through concerts, educational workshops, and performance opportunities of singers that provide the means to the end -- perpetuate vocal jazz music.