Audition for Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Free Music School

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Published on: August 29th, 2016

Photo by Catherine King

Photo by Catherine King
Photo by Catherine King

Auditions for the 2016-2017 session of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music program for students ages 10 to 17 will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 10a-12p at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1205 N. Rampart St). Classes for chosen students will be held on Saturdays from 10a to 1p  and Thursdays from 5p to 7p.

Two additional programs are also seeking students on the 10th:  The Jazz & Heritage Brass Band and the Jazz & Heritage A Capella Choir. All three are free and open to students who live in the greater New Orleans region. Register for the auditions here.

The Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music has been operating since 1990 and is the Foundation's longest-running education program. The school teaches performance technique and theory of jazz music. The instruction is universal and may be applied to all styles of music, but the focus is on jazz, which is the cornerstone of all American music. The Heritage School provides instruction in brass, woodwinds, piano, voice, brass, drums, guitar, and music theory. Students must use their own instruments.

Instruction is provided by some of the best jazz musicians and educators in New Orleans. Last year's instructors included Derek Douget, Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Leah Chase, Michael Pellera and Meghan Swartz, Peter Harris, Don Vappie and David Mooney, Leon Brown, and Ricky Sebastian and Geoff Clapp.

More information on the Heritage School of Music program is available at

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