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LHS Music Department to Host 20th Annual Jumpin’ Jazz Jam

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -

This April, the Liverpool High School Music Department is diva2008 stairs medcelebrating 20 years of live jazz music and educational opportunities with it annual Jumpin’ Jazz Jam!

The 20th anniversary celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in the LHS Auditorium. Special guest will be Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra.

Based in New York City, DIVA features 15 of today’s finest jazz musicians. Drawing on a broad range of experiences, DIVA’s brilliant orchestra brings an unbridled, compelling energy to their performances. Arrangements are written exclusively for DIVA by its members or prestigious composers and comprise a library of more than 400 songs.

DIVA has recorded numerous albums, including the critically acclaimed Johnny Mandel: The Man and his Music. The orchestra has enjoyed international appearances at places such as Le Meridien Hotel in Paris, Teatro de Sistina in Rome, and the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany.

In addition to performances by Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the Liverpool Honors Middle School Jazz Band, the LHS Stage Band and the LHS Jazz Ensemble also will perform that evening.

A long-standing tradition in Central New York, this unique event aims to bring the best in live jazz performances and education into the lives of student musicians and the CNY community through the annual concert, student workshops, and side-by-side rehearsals and performances with the best of today’s performing jazz musicians.

General admission tickets cost $10 each and can be reserved online by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/G2KIrb8MgaySPaCn2. For more information about this event, contact the LHS Music Department at (315) 453-1500.

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