- Donny Thompson, M.S., NPA
MASTERCLASS with World-Renowned Scotty Barnhart (Dir., Count Basie Orchestra) Free to All Students
Jazz Outreach Initiative is proud to present another legendary jazz musician free to all students on Saturday July 30th, 11am, Green Valley High School Auditorium! GVHS is at 460 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd, Henderson NV, 89014.
JOI Artistic Director, Kenny Rampton (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis) reached out to Scotty Barnhart when it was learned that the legendary Count Basie Orchestra would be performing at Myron’s Jazz Cabaret at The Smith Center. Scotty eagerly agreed to offer a masterclass to student musicians of all ages and abilities. JOI V.P. Education & Programming Gary Cordell arranged for the venue with long time JOI supporter, Cara Froelich, Director of Bands at Green Valley High School.
ALL STUDENTS ARE FREE. Parents accompanying students are also free as are local band directors with CCSD ID. Other adults and professional musicians are $20 at the door (CASH ONLY or bring proof of $20 online donation (www.joi-lv.org/donate).
ABOUT SCOTTY BARNHART:
Scotty Barnhart is a two-time Grammy Award winning Director of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra. Barnhart has been Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University since 2003 and is a world-renowned educator, composer, arranger, jazz trumpeter, and author. He is recognized as a leading authority on the history of the jazz trumpet.
Scotty’s performance credits are vast, including Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, Tito Puente, Clark Terry, Ellis and Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Lena Horn, Aretha Franklin, Freddy Hubbard, and countless others.
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