For the fifth year The NC Jazz Festival worked with New Hanover County Schools to bring jazz to enthusiastic students. Roland Grise Middle School once again was chosen to host a concert and workshop with the 2011 Allstar Musicians; Jonathan Russell, Herman Burney, Bob Alberti and Ed Polcer on Friday February 18th.
Later in the afternoon, Jonathan and Bucky Pizzarelli gave a jazz string clinic for some of our local violin and guitar students and Bria Skonberg presented a similar sesssion to some trumpet students. The Wilmington Hilton graciously provided the space for both of these events.
During the 2012 NCJF weekend we plan to continue our practice of bringing some of our all-star musicians to the middle school for a concert/workshop on Friday morning.
Later that afternoon Bucky Pizzarelli will conduct a guitar workshop for local guitar students and Bria Skonberg will again conduct a workshop for young trumpet students from the local high schools. This will again take place in the Bellamy Room of the Wilmington Hilton Riverside.