The fundraiser will benefit the jazz department, its programs, workshops and students.
Photo credit: Brooklyn Music School

The Struttin’ With Some Barbecue fundraiser will get you jazzed with live performances and good down-home southern food to benefit the Brooklyn Music School’s jazz department

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“Burnin’ jazz and hot barbecue” will await you on Sunday, May 6, when the Brooklyn Musical School (BMS) is hosting its fundraiser Struttin’ With Some Barbecue. The event will not only help to support the BMS jazz department, it’s also chance to enjoy the down-home feel of southern food, swinging music and jazz community that will make anyone think they’ve been transported straight to New Orleans.

Dr. Victor Lewis. Photo credit: drummer world.com

The afternoon, beginning at 3:00pm, will feature performances by all three of the BMS Student Jazz Ensembles, the BMS Jazz Faculty Ensemble, and an appearance by the world-renowned jazz drummer Dr. Victor Lewis. Lewis’s dynamic drumming style and musical personality have supported influential jazz luminaries from Dexter Gordon and Woody Shaw to David Sanborn. He co-leads the groundbreaking band Horizon with Bobby Watson and has been on faculty at Rutgers University Mason School of the Arts for over 14 years.

The Brooklyn Music School views music and performance as the birthright of all people, an essential way that human beings connect with others and explore their creativity. The school is dedicated to making high-quality musical instruction approachable and affordable to a wide range of students, as well as creating frequent opportunities for performance for the students and cultural enrichment for the community.

Photo credit: Brooklyn Music School

Contributions will help the BMS jazz department by providing support for its Summer Jazz Workshop, the Middle School Jazz Festival, as well as scholarships for deserving students who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs.

Let’s get jazzed for a good cause!

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue – Brooklyn Music School Fundraiser

When: Sunday, May 6, 3:00pm

Where:  Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, 11217

How much: Tickets are $30 ($75 for family tickets) and can be purchased online.

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“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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