Adam Meckler '07 orchestra at JAM fall festival
Minneapolis Public Schools and Jazz88 (KBEM 88.5 FM) present the second annual J.A.M. (Jazz Around Minneapolis) Fall Festival at North High School on Friday, October 28. This year, the free evening concert features the acclaimed Adam Meckler Orchestra, an 18-piece jazz ensemble led by trumpeter/educator/composer Adam Meckler. The concert will be a culmination of a full day of workshops for high school jazz students facilitated by MPS jazz band faculty, Adam Meckler, and other professional jazz musicians. The concert (open to the public) will begin at 7 pm in the North High School Auditorium. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The JAM Fall Festival will showcase students’ jazz talent, and workshops will help them develop their performance skills and abilities in music generally. All student musicians will have an opportunity to perform during the concert. Students from all seven Minneapolis high schools will participate: South, Southwest, Washburn, Edison, Roosevelt, Patrick Henry and North High School. The concert will be recorded for later broadcast on Jazz 88’s Jazz at MPS program, heard on Monday nights at 8 pm.