From the Teacher
The fourth annual Brooklyn Music School Middle School Jazz Festival will take place on
Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12:00 to 6:30 PM. The festival will feature performances
by participating middle schools, clinics by the BMS faculty, professional development for
participating school faculty members, and a closing concert/awards ceremony. Previous guest artists have
included: Dr. Victor Lewis, Robin Eubanks, Sherman Irby, and Duane Eubanks. The
guest artists bring their expertise to work with middle school students throughout the day
and perform with the Brooklyn Music School Jazz Faculty Ensemble for a closing concert
beginning at 5:30 PM.
Though the festival is noncompetitive, the guest artist and the BMS faculty will be
adjudicating performances to offer suggestions and encouragement and will be awarding
certificates for outstanding musicianship. The Brooklyn Music School intends for this
festival to strengthen middle school jazz programs and build jazz community among
young musicians in Brooklyn.