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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