20th annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 6

The Liberty Central School Department of Music will host the 20th Annual LIBERTY JAZZ FESTIVAL, to be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Middle School gymnasium The snow date is February 7th. The festival will feature High School and Middle School jazz ensembles from Liberty and Monticello.

This year’s clinician will be Dr. Harold Reynolds from Ithaca College. As a jazz performer, Hal toured with Johnny Carson (w/Phyllis McGuire and Harry “Sweets” Edison) and played trombone with the Gap Mangione Big Band, as well as numerous backup bands for performing artists such as Frank Sinatra Jr., James Brown, Charlie Pride, Clay Aikens, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Daniels, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Ben Vareen, Liza Minelli, Dudley Moore, Joe Williams, Martha Ray, Johnny Mathis, and many others. Hal is an active adjudicator and a clinician for Edwards Trombones, Inc. In June of 2004, he was the Host of the 33rd International Trombone Festival held at Ithaca College. He is a Lifetime Member of the International Trombone Association. We are excited that our students will have the opportunity to work with such an accomplished musician.

The clinic will take place from 3 PM – 5:30 PM and the Concert will begin at 7 PM in the Liberty MS Gym. Admission for the event is $3. For a family of 4 or more the maximum price will be $15. Tickets will be on sale at the door.

Please contact Dan McConnell, LHS Band Director for further information. He can be reached at 292-5400 X2020 or dmcconell@libertyk12.org


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