Jamey Aebersold, internationally known saxophonist and authority on JAZZ education and improvisation … and 2014 recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters Award (the Nation’s highest honor) for his lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the advancement of JAZZ, America’s art form…..will be performing and giving workshops in WNC and Anderson, SC the week of October 12-16, including a workshop for instrumentalists and vocalists at AMS on Monday October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm.
His appearances are being sponsored by ISIS Restaurant and Music Hall, University of NC-Asheville (UNCA), Brevard College, Anderson University, Asheville Music School, The Arts Council of Henderson County and the Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church.
Elise Pratt of Hendersonville, having attended the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops for the past two years at University of Louisville in KY, invited him to our area to participate in our growing jazz scene by setting up up a series of performances and workshops. Jamey said YES!
Elise, herself a jazz singer and devotee of creating opportunities for JAZZ to be appreciated, (from her NYC jazz club in the late 70’s to her current efforts locally in WNC as performer, promoter and producer of jazz events) …has been elated at the response of our community to support the visit of this icon of the jazz world.
Special thanks to Dr. William Bares Assistant Professor at UNCA, Jason DeCristofaro Adjunct Professor at Brevard College, Doug Norwine Assistant Professor at Anderson University, Sharon LaMotte and Director Amy Rae of Asheville Music School, The Arts Council of Henderson County and Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church Concert Series Fund.