On Monday, December 12, WWOZ is pleased to welcome students from the Thelonious Monk Institute (TMI) and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) into our studio for the next episode of Cuttin' Class, WWOZ's monthly series featuring live in-studio performances by middle and high school students from the Greater New Orleans area. The TMI/NOCCA Sextet is led by Michael Pellera, Chair of Jazz Studies at the school since 2002, and supervised by Dave Mooney through TMI.
Find out more about WWOZ's Cuttin' Class series. In addition to performance from the students, our show hosts sit down with the band leaders to talk about the band, what it's like to be young musician and the music education opportunities in New Orleans. We also make a $1000 donation to the schools that appear on Cuttin' Class.