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9th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival

Please join us February 17–20 for:

THE NINTH ANNUAL

CHARLES MINGUS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL

Sue Mingus, Chris Rosenberg, and Stephanie Crease, Co-producers

 

A collaboration between Let My Children Hear Music / The Charles Mingus Institute and the Jazz Arts Program at Manhattan School of Music

 

From Friday, February 17, to Sunday, February 20, high school students from across the US will celebrate the music of Charles Mingus (1922–1979) as part of the 9th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival. The event will be hosted at Manhattan School of Music (MSM), with performances by the Mingus Big Band and Orchestra at the Jazz Standard. The 12 finalist ensembles – six combos, and six big bands – taking part in this year’s festival and competition are from California, Oklahoma, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. See msmnyc.edu/mingus for complete schedule.

HIGHLIGHTS:

   

JAZZ STANDARD PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 17–Monday, February 20Tickets at jazzstandard.com

MINGUS FILM CLIPS & Performance by the MINGUS DYNASTY

Saturday, February 18 from 12–1:15 PM

Neidorff-Karpati Hall at Manhattan School of Music

Free

MINGUS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION, Closing Concert & AWARDS CEREMONY

Sunday, February 19 from 9:30 AM–6 PM

Neidorff-Karpati Hall at Manhattan School of Music

Free

LOCATIONS:

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

120 Claremont Avenue

Entrance on 122nd at Broadway

Tel: 212.749.2802

JAZZ STANDARD

116 East 27th Street

between Park and Lexington

Tel: 212.576.2232

 

QUESTIONS? communications@msmnyc.edu

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