Students Catch The Beat At Summer Jazz Jam
The Second Annual Summer Jazz Jam was hosted through the Lakewood Recreation Department at Harding Middle School the week of June 18th through the 23rd. Nineteen students from Lakewood and Rocky River, ranging from 5th to 9th grade came together to form a Jazz Band that learned the ins and outs of Big Band Jazz. Matt Bott, the leader of the Mojo Generations Swing Band, along with his team of Chris Alexander and Chris Burge led the students through classic Jazz charts as well as the basics of improvisation.
I was very pleased with the effort and accomplishment of all the students. There is sure to be a Third Annual Jazz Jam and I look forward to expanding the program and making it a summer tradition that should not be missed! Watch for fliers in the fall as well as the Summer Lakewood Recreation bulletin for next year’s summer program.
Congratulations to all the Jazz Jam participants! Keep on jammin’!
You can catch Matt Bott and the Mojo Swing Band at Brothers Lounge on Monday nights from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh, live jazz…right here in Cleveland!