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The Capitol Jazz Project (The Kennedy Center)

The Capitol Jazz Project

A partnership between Washington Performing Arts Society and District of Columbia Public Schools in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Capitol Jazz Project provides support for music education in select schools through a series of coaching sessions in music performance through classroom study, master classes, and concerts by and with local teaching artists in the field. The Capitol Jazz Project also provides professional development for participating teachers and teaching artists and culminates at the end of the school year with an instrumental jazz summer camp that is tuition free for the participants. This performance provides a closer look at how these students have developed in their music study over the academic year, and showcases their musicianship and performance style as an ensemble in concert.

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WPAS Capitol Jazz Ensemble and Armand Hirsch Trio 5/17/12: WPAS Capitol Jazz Ensemble and Armand Hirsch Trio

This music education program is a collaboration between WPAS, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and DC Public Schools.

WPAS Capitol Jazz Ensemble and Armand Hirsch Trio

This music education program is a collaboration between WPAS, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and DC Public Schools.
“Concerts for Young People by Young People”: The Capitol Jazz Project 1/30/11: “Concerts for Young People by Young People”: The Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this partnership between Washington Performing Arts Society and DC Public Schools in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center showcase their musicianship and performance style. Having its roots in the New York jazz tradition, the Armand Hirsch Trio explores modern gospel, world percussion, Brazilian song, progressive rock, classical aesthetics, and the lexicon of American soul music. Emphasizing singable, lingering melodies and frontiers in harmony and rhythm, this group reinvents the organ trio setting.
Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

“Concerts for Young People by Young People”: The Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this partnership between Washington Performing Arts Society and DC Public Schools in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center showcase their musicianship and performance style. Having its roots in the New York jazz tradition, the Armand Hirsch Trio explores modern gospel, world percussion, Brazilian song, progressive rock, classical aesthetics, and the lexicon of American soul music. Emphasizing singable, lingering melodies and frontiers in harmony and rhythm, this group reinvents the organ trio setting.
Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.
WPAS Capitol Jazz Project 2/28/10: WPAS Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this co-collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center—students from six D.C. middle schools—play swinging standards.

WPAS Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this co-collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center—students from six D.C. middle schools—play swinging standards.
The Capitol Jazz Project 12/2/09: The Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this co-collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center—students from six D.C. middle schools—play swinging standards.

The Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this co-collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center—students from six D.C. middle schools—play swinging standards.
The Capitol Jazz Project 3/16/09: The Capitol Jazz Project

Local D.C. students perform classic jazz standards.

The Capitol Jazz Project

Local D.C. students perform classic jazz standards.

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