Some of the most talented young jazz musicians in the world from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA performed during advisory on Friday, Feb. 10. The group performs music from all eras of jazz and discusses the evolution of the music. Following the assembly, there are master classes with the opportunity for the touring musicians to play alongside their like-instrument high school musicians.
The Institute Fellows are hand-selected by Herbie Hancock and other jazz greats to study tuition-free at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in a prestigious master’s level program.
The “informance” and clinic is part of a five-high school educational outreach tour in the Phoenix area. The tour is underwritten by the Arizona Community Foundation/Black Philanthropy Initiative and free to the schools and students.
Video by Alma Orozco