Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road, West Hartford, CT
Presented in cooperation with the West Hartford Shools Arts Department, the concert features a sixteen-piece big band directed by Walter Gwardyak in a prgram that will include the premiere of Gwardyak's jazz version of Prokofiev's PETER AND THE WOLF, narrated by jazz singer GIacomo Gates. ALso on the program will be other jazz tunes inspired by the Prokofiev melodies.
In addition, Walt Gwardyak, Jeff Holmes and John Mastroiani will be providing jazz mentoring for 3 of West Hartford school system's jazz ensembles as part of NEJE program with them. Each one will take a rotation with the 3 selected jazz ensembles to provide mentoring and emphasis in each area of expertise: Rythm Section, Brass Section(s), Saxophone/Woodwind section.
Free to the Public