Congratulations to the Newton South Jazz Ensemble, which earned one of three coveted spots in the national Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival in New York on April 20 – 22, 2018! Newton South is one of only a dozen ensembles in total that will perform in the competition.
The weekend will start with a visit to a New York jazz club Friday night, followed by clinics with renowned artists, jam sessions with students from across the country, live jazz on Saturday and then the competition and awards ceremony on Sunday. This year’s festival also includes a film showcase, archival exhibit, student jams, a full day of instrumental clinics, a panel exploring the music of Charles Mingus, and performances from the Mingus legacy bands. All events are open to the public. More details to be announced here.