“Thanks to everyone who attended the Eighth Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival at MSM on President’s Weekend, coproducer by Sue Mingus and MSM Jazz Arts. The event was a great success, drawing students from several new schools and programs from coast to coast in a great celebration of Mingus Music.”
Three students from West Hartford’s Hall High School recently performed in a competition as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra.
“Joel Margolis, Joey Siegel and Peter Hoyle, Hall High seniors, recently competed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra on Feb. 15, 2016, at the 8th Annual Charles Mingus High School Jazz Competition, in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music.”
“This was 1974. Charles Mingus had just come out with two related albums called Changes One and Changes Two. He didn’t especially want a photograph of himself on the record cover. I had to eventually show the design to Nesuhi Ertegun (Ahmet’s brother) who managed Charles Mingus inside the company, and I decided to make an all-type cover.”
“The Esperanza High School Jazz I Ensemble, under the direction of Bradley Davis, won first place earlier this month at the prestigious Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.”
Last week on Wednesday March 30th, the Mingus Big Band performed and held a clinic to share the music and legacy of Charles Mingus with the students at Queensborough Community College.