Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: Dave Liebman - May 16, 2012

In 2011, David Liebman was honored as an NEA Jazz Master, the highest national award for jazz musicians in the US. Liebman is co-founder and Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ), the mother organization for our Alamo Colleges Jazz Allstars program. Over the past two decades, his performances, master classes, and informal conversations have inspired students and teachers alike at the organization's annual world jazz meetings. Watch this video snippet and see for yourself.

We are thrilled to report that Dave Liebman has agreed to come to San Antonio for a day-long mini-residency in the stunning new  Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

He will conduct open master classes with the 2012 Alamo Allstars group from 2-5 PM in the Palmetto Center. A concert will follow at 7 PM, with the Alamo Allstars opening and a performance by Dave Liebman with regional artists Aaron Prado (piano), Audra Menconi (drums), and Mike Porter (bass).  It is sure to be an extraordinary evening. Watch this blog for details as the date draws near.

STUDENTS! Now is the time to begin preparations for auditions, which are to be held on Monday, November 21, 2011. Download charts and listen to performances of the IASJ Top 10. Start learning the tunes now, if you don't want to miss out on this life-changing opportunity. Contact me at kcartwright2@alamo.edu or 210-486-4828 for more information. You can do it!

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