Promoting Jazz Education

“There is a lot of things to focus on. The question is where do you start? We want to make an impact on younger generations to appreciate the creativity and artistry of jazz. This year we are focusing on jazz education with students in the communities the Jazz@8 Series serves,” says Michael Shirtz. Just finishing his fourth year as associate coordinator for the Jazz Education Network conference and JENerations Jazz Fest, his passion for producing and performing jazz goes beyond his work as an artist, but is deeply rooted in his passion for teaching and introducing this music with students of all ages. As Michael begins developing the new performing arts institute at Lakeside Chautauqua and d

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