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June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Experience Jazz is an innovative ensemble experience, connecting students across communities & genres, presented by the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, in partnership with High School for Recording Arts. These students have rehearsed weekly since January, with workshops from industry professionals, including Sowah Mensah, Phil Espanoza (Rhymesayers) and Jeremy “TryBishop” Hicks Bishop.
Combo 1 led by Tasha Baron
Rocko Lee Hale – Keyboard (12thGrade)
Kellen Ireland-Niemeyer – Guitar (9thGrade)
Andrew Meyerding – Drums (12thGrade)
Gunnar Nelson – Bass (10thGrade)
Morgan Welsh – Lead Vocals (11thGrade)
Combo 2 led by Kavyesh Kaviraj
Henry Huron – Trumpet (8thGrade)
Gus Linden – Drums (10thGrade)
Gael Manzur Strandlund – Trumpet (9thGrade)
Zach Studdiford – Keyboard (9thGrade)
Jerome Treadwell – Alto Sax (9thGrade)
Henry Wilcox – Bass (11thGrade)
Combo 3 led by Gabe Moore and Scotty Herold
Pablo Giebink Valbuena – Rap (10thGrade)
MichaelGaytan-Gleason – Guitar
Marcus Gaytan-Gleason – Drums
While rooted in jazz, Experioence Jazz program embraces the power and artistry of hip-hop, rhythm & blues and other genres that students and instructors explore together, bringing together students of various cultural and musical backgrounds in an innovative music-making environment. Having just completed it’s second year, Experience Jazz is a 16-week, genre-bridging music ensemble program for instrumentalists, vocalists, rappers, DJs and other aspiring musical artists that foster creativity and collaboration by bringing together aspiring artists from diverse backgrounds with a common desire to make new music rooted in jazz, blues, pop and hip-hop. Teaching artists include local music professionals with decades of combined experience: Tasha Baron, Kavyesh Kaviraj, Scott Herold, Gabe Moore, coordinated by Twin Cities vocalist Katia Cardenas. Experience Jazz is made possible by donors like you, and grant funding from Minnesota Regional Arts Council.