Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jon Batiste Jazz Workshop for Adults!

Every now and then, sometimes associated with the jazz education work KCCK does in middle and high schools, we'll get asked "How about some jazz education for adults who want to return to playing or play better?"

Well, here is an opportunity! Pianist Jon Batiste is offering a special workshop, targeted at 50+ musicians, prior to his January 16 concert at the Englert.

Batiste, just 25 himself, is a recipient of the "Movado Future Legend" award and is a Steinway Artist. At the forefront of the exciting new generation of musicians coming out of New Orleans, Batiste's unique take on the American Songbook is attracting critical acclaim as well as bringing new fans to jazz, across all demographics.

Batiste and his band, Stay Human will present the workshop at the Englert Theatre, 5pm January 16, prior to their concert. You're encouraged to bring your instrument and participate with the musicians, or just sit and listen.

Admission to the workshop is free, but the Englert would like to know how many people intend to be there. RSVP to A limited number of free and discounted tickets to the concert are available as well. Ask when you sign up for the workshop.

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