Boardman jazz festival scheduled

Staff report


The 13th annual Boardman High School Jazz Fest will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave. Tickets are $3 ($2 for students, free for seniors and children).

The event will feature BHS Jazz Ensembles 1, 2 and 3 along with special guest, The University of Akron Jazz Trombone Group. The headliner will be Jazz Ensemble 1, whose selections will include Charles Mingus’ “Boogie Stop Shuffle,” “Quincy Jones’ “Belly Roll” and “Tower of Power’s “Squib Cakes.”

Jazz Ensemble 1 will play an opening set for the Grammy Award-winning Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at Stambaugh Auditorium on April 24. For tickets, call 330-259-0555.

It also will perform at Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club and Trump Tower in New York City on May 10 and 11. Jazz Ensemble 2 also will perform at Trump.

Other upcoming performances include Jazz 2 at the Mahoning County Children Services Pinwheels for Prevention event, April 9; Jazz 1 at the Packard JAM Fest, April 11; Jazz 1 at the Jewish Community Center, May 23, and all three ensembles at the spring jazz concert in the BHS Cafeteria, May 31.

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