This weekend at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Jazz Standard proudly presents their ninth annual Mingus High School Competition & Festival, honoring the immortal music of legendary bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). It’s one of the year’s most important events in jazz education, starring the GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band in a series of performances variously led by leading music educators and players from the ranks of the three Mingus legacy groups (Dynasty, Big Band, Orchestra). There will be full day activities devoted to the Competition at Manhattan School of Music; and special concerts by the Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard. The top high school soloists from the Competition will be invited to sit in with the Big Band on Sunday night (2/19)!