Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to perform at Granada Theatre for 1,400 students

News release

(Please Note: This performance is NOT open to the general public.)

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be performing in front of 1,400 sixth grade students from 23 public schools at the Granada Theater on Oct. 4. The Children’s Creative Project (CCP), a program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office, is honored to present and coordinate this free program.

The world-renowned musicians will be performing “Who is Duke Ellington?” from their Jazz for Young People program. The Jazz for Young People program consists of narrated hour-long concerts, traveling professional jazz ensembles presenting interactive performances, and interactive lessons.

Generous grant support for this performance is provided by The Towbes Foundation and funds raised from the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival produced by the Children’s Creative Project to benefit its arts education programs. This performance is co-presented with UCSB Arts & Lectures with support from the William H. Kearns Foundation and The Leni Fund.

“This performance is part of the CCP’s larger arts education program that provides visual and performing arts workshops conducted by resident artists in 80 elementary schools reaching more than 38,000 students,” explained County Superintendent Bill Cirone, whose office oversees the program. “In addition, the CCP presents roughly 500 performances per year for some 50,000 students in 90 schools throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.”

Please note:
This performance is NOT open to the general public. The performance times listed below are for your information only so that you, a writer or photographer, may attend to cover the event.
Performance time: 10:30 to 11:30 A.M.