The All City Ensemble continues!
The Buffalo Public School All City Jazz Ensemble will continue to perform this summer at both the Allentown Arts Festival and Queen City Jazz Festival. We also look forward to continuing and expanding upon this program throughout the 2017-2018 school year:
Saturday, July 29, All City Jazz Performance @ Queen City Jazz Festival. 12pm.
Historic Colored Musician's Club
145 Broadway Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 www.cmcjazzfest.com
Floyd Fried All City Jazz Festival
In collaboration with the Buffalo Public Schools, The Buffalo Jazz Collective held the first annual Floyd Fried All-City Jazz Festival in February.
The festival culminated on February 4th with a concert including several high school jazz ensembles, the all-city jazz ensemble, and the award-winning, Mark Filsinger Eleventet.
In addition, students from the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Choir had the opportunity to perform on February 11th alongside Buffalo Jazz Collective Artistic Directors and special guest, Pete Malinverni. The performance included the Western New York premiere of Malinverni's, "The Creation".
In November, we held auditions for the All City Jazz Ensemble. We selected the top students from BAVPA, City Honors, Hutch Tech, Olmsead 156, and South Park High Schools. We selected students from each school to put together the All-City Jazz Ensemble and have been rehearsing every Friday in January -- it's a great band that you won't want to miss!
Thank you to everyone who made the Floyd Fried All City Jazz Festival Fundraiser a success!
Attendees enjoyed music from the Buffalo Youth Jazz Workshop, Brendan Lanighan Quartet, and Mark Filsinger Eleventet. The money raised was applied toward making participation in the festival free for students and schools.
If you are in the position to make a tax-deductible donation to help support future education opportunities, we would very much appreciate your generous support.
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