April is a month to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) to honor one of America’s earliest and most iconic art forms. Rich with extraordinary heritage and cultural history, jazz music originated in the blues era in the early 20th century and bestowed the world with bebop tunes to which we can dance all night. Founded in 2001, JAM is a 30-day long festival held to learn and recognize the cultural significance of this hip music genre and the jazz-pop stars and offers a chance to jam day in and out. The featured artists for this year’s celebration are:
Trumpeter Dr. Kenneth Trimmins, Associate Professor and Director of Bands, Concert Band, annd Brass Studies Jazz Improvisation at Albany State University.
Trumpeter Dr. Longineu Parsons is a classically trained trumpeter who plays in a wide variety of styles including jazz, blues, jazz fusion, and classical. He is an Associate Professor of Music at Florida A&M University.
Accompanied by a local professional rhythm section you will be in store for a memorable night of great music.
Sponsors: Florida A&M University, Michael & Mimi Brown Family, The Fluffy Fund & Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
Please note: The presenter/host of this event has privately leased the facilities. It is not presented or produced by The Sunrise Theatre and therefore venue management is not responsible for the program and its content.