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First Presbyterian Church - Memorial Hall

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm:

7:00 pm: Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble
8:00 pm: Steven Anderson Jazz Quartet
9:00 pm: Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble
10:00 pm: Community Jam session led by the Steven Anderson Jazz Quartet

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Stephen Anderson Jazz Quartet

Featuring musicians:
Steven Anderson, piano
Aaron Hill, saxophone
Kevin Beardsley, bass
Dan Davis, drums

“freely exploratory, patiently detailed, deeply felt, entirely unsentimental, and continually surprising.”

— Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) was established in 2005 under the auspices of the non-profit Philharmonic Association. Awarded the Raleigh Medal of Arts in 2012 for extraordinary contribution to the arts, the Philharmonic Association sponsors twelve groups including five youth orchestras, four chamber and four jazz ensembles. TYJE is open to advanced middle and high school musicians, selected by annual audition in August. Since 2010, TYJE has been under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gelb, a 2019 Raleigh Medal of Arts awardee. TYJE members develop the skills to perform a wide range of jazz compositions in a professional setting. The current twenty-two students come from eight different towns and ten different schools and many have no other opportunity to play in a jazz big band. They rehearse once a week for an hour and a half. TYJE has earned top honors eight years in a row since 2012 at The Carolina Jazz Festival, North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2016 TYJE was the silver medalist in the national competition Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival and have been selected to participate for the past four years as the first and only group from North Carolina.

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