Mar 12 2013

Nationally Renowned Jazz Combo Visits RCMS

Recently students from Cassandra Smith’s 7th Grade General Music Class and Greg Daugherty’s 7th and 8th Grade Band Classes were treated to a special performance by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Combo from New Albany Indiana.   The performance was a collaborative effort made possible for RCMS by Jazz Professor Dr. David Threlkeld of the University of the Cumberlands.  RCMS Students were treated to a brief overview of the development of Jazz music in America, performances of standard literature by the combo, and a program over the dangers of tobacco usage for musicians.  Students were also given a book on smoking cessation as well as a free jazz method book for beginning jazz musicians.  Mr. Aebersold’s combo has performed at schools and colleges all over the nation as well as Europe and several other countries.Jazz

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