2nd annual Mid City Jazz Fest to be held Thursday

Source: TheCharlesBrooks.com
Source: TheCharlesBrooks.com

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Professional jazz vibraphonist Charles Brooks, DMA will be hosting the second annual Mid City Jazz Festival.

The 2nd Annual Mid City Jazz Festival will be held Thursday at Baton Rouge Community College as part of their 9th Annual Arts Festival. Events will take place on the main stage of the Magnolia Theater on Baton Rouge Community College's main campus in Baton Rouge.

The festival is open to all middle school, high school, and independent music schools in the state. The one-day festival presents youth jazz ensembles with the opportunity to perform in front of professional jazz musicians and college educators in a friendly yet competitive environment.

Participants will receive mentoring opportunities, exposure to the operation of Dr. Brooks' industry-level recording studio and program, and the opportunity to be part of a future focused on the preservation of Louisiana's jazz music, education, and heritage.

The judging panel for the festival will be legendary New Orleans jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones, college educator and professional jazz bassist Dr. Robert Nash, as well as highly regarded Baton Rouge jazz drummer Troy Davis.

The top soloist will receive the opportunity to perform with festival host Dr. Brooks and the festival judges -- a performance that is followed by a very special Judges Concert. This concert is free and open to the public, so festival participants are encouraged to return with family and friends for the awards ceremony.

For more information on the Mid City Jazz Festival, please contact Dr. Charles Brooks directly or click here.

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