Major Jason K. Fettig, conducting
Have you ever wondered just what it is that makes jazz…well, jazz? This special Young People’s Concert features a jazz orchestra from “The President’s Own,” made up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a full rhythm section, that will lead the audience on an exciting ride through the world of jazz, which is a musical style invented right here in America! From blues to bebop and ragtime to rock, come learn how and when jazz was born, how it has changed, and how it has paved the way for popular music. For the concert’s grand finale, the special elements of jazz are brought to life through the infectious songs of “Schoolhouse Rock!” Classic jazz, Dixieland, country, and rock tunes from the famous children’s television series are reimagined in brand new concert versions for jazz band, featuring the talents of the Marine Band vocalists. Don’t miss this one-ofa-kind interactive concert that the whole family can enjoy together!
Free, no tickets required. Pre-concert performance to begin in the lobby at 1:15 p.m.
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