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Big Band Named Charles Mingus Finalist in Nationwide Competition


The Boston Latin School Big Band has been named a finalist for the 12th Annual Charles Mingus Festival & High School Competition taking place Feb 14-17, 2020, at The New School of Jazz and at Jazz Standard. 

In categories for both big bands and combos, 12 finalist ensembles will be featured in this year’s festival. Entrants come from all over the country including California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Washington. The BLS Big Band is directed by Arts Program Director Paul Pitts '73.

Prominent educators and musicians will participate in the clinics and adjudicate the competition on Sunday. The event is organized and presented by Dr. Keller Coker and The New School of Jazz, and by Sue Mingus and Let My Children Hear Music/The Charles Mingus Institute.

Additional information is available at: www.CharlesMingus.org​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.



Posted on January 6, 2020