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"Jazz enables us to understand and enjoy the individuality of
each person. It encourages us to listen to one another with empathy.
Jazz music teaches the respect, patience, and attentiveness required to
participate in today's worldwide conversation."
-Wynton Marsalis, World Renown Jazz Musician

Programs | Yazzy (Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert) | Saturday Development Academy | Yazzy Summer Morning Mix | Yazzy Workshops | Artist-in-Residency

15th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert

Yazzy presents Boogie Down in Da' Boot

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Join the students and faculty of Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport (TPA) as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation month and present our 15 th annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert on Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:00 pm, at The Riverview Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, in downtown Shreveport. This year’s theme Yazzy presents Boogie Down in Da’ Boot featuring guest artist Donald Harrison, Jazz Saxophonist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Accompanying Mr. Harrison are band members Darryl Staves, Detroit Brooks, Jasen Weaver, Zaccai Curtis. Also making an appearance in the Yazzy Concert is Willie “Trey” Jones, Shreveport native and recording artist.

The Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert is designed to highlight local talented youth in collaboration with national renowned professional artists. This year’s theme will be centered around Louisiana artists and music (Jazz, R&B, Zydeco, Country, and Funk) featuring well- known selections such as “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge and “Iko Iko” by Dr. John, as well as artists such as Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Fats Domino, Hank Williams, The Meters, and Louis Armstrong.

Adult tickets (18 & up) are $20.00. Group tickets (20 adults or more) are $15.00 each. Children/Youth (17 & under) tickets are $10.00. Tickets can be purchased (cash or checks only) at Theatre of the Performing Arts' office, 4005 Lakeshore Drive, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, or on the day of the show at The Riverview Theatre. For more information, contact 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914 or by email at