The Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, joins The Prince William County Bar Foundation to present its annual benefit concert, Jazz 4 Justice™. Proceeds from this performance support vital community efforts by the Bar Foundation and the George Mason University Jazz Studies Department.
The theme for this year’s concert is "Woody, Bird and Diz." The music comes out of the Swing era and moves us into the Bebop era, the "common practice" period in Jazz. America has produced some of the greatest musicians the world has ever heard, including Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie... "Bird and Diz." Woody was a bridge between the Big Band period and Bebop. He featured Charlie Parker on "Bird with the Herd" and Dizzy wrote "Woody N' You" for Herman. This performance includes favorites from these three legends including "Four Brothers," "Manteca," "Anthropology," "Woodchoppers Ball," "Fanfare for the Common Man," "Woody N' You," and more.
For more information about Jazz 4 Justice, visit: http://www.jazz4justice.com
Visit Mason Jazz Studies online at https://music.gmu.edu/jazz-studies/
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