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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

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Press Release

Contact Person: Gloria C. Gipson, Executive Director
or Martina Williams, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 318-525-0740 / 318-621-8914 (2nd Line & Fax)

17th annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert
Learning From the Legends Through the Journey of Black Music

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Theatre of the Performing Arts’ 17th annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert returns on Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm, at The Municipal Auditorium, with a captivating performance entitled “Learning from the Legends: Through the Journey of Black Music” featuring Michael Ward, jazz violinist.

This show tells the story of a high school in jeopardy of losing its music program.  The threat of budget cuts worsened by a selfish principal’s personal agenda propels a group of students to create a plan to save their beloved music teacher’s job and their valuable music program. Will the students be able to save their cherished music program? Can the legendary artists who paved the way still provide this group of young artists the courage to pursue their own dreams?  

Join our talented Yazzy students as they take you through the journey of time celebrating Fathers, Mothers, Kings, Queens, and Dukes of Black music. This evening promises to be filled with nonstop hits of some of music’s greatest.

Adult tickets (18 & up) $20.00. Group tickets (20 adults or more) $15.00 each. Children/Youth (17 & under) tickets $10.00. Tickets can be purchased at 4005 Lakeshore Drive, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, or on the day of the show at The Municipal Auditorium. For more information, contact 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914.