Jazz Education Week & International Jazz Day 2019

6TH ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ JAZZ EDUCATION WEEK APRIL 22 to 28, 2019

&

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

FREE CONCERT 12-5pm APRIL 28th, 2019


World renown Latin Jazz Percussionist Pete Escovedo featuring Juan, and Peter Michael Escovedo and the Escovedo Orchestra!

Santa Cruz AllStars!

The 6th Annual Santa Cruz Jazz Education Week & International Jazz Day Free Concert is happening Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. International Jazz Day is the exciting culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month and is held in partnership with UNESCO, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

This great week of events brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts to celebrate and learn about jazz music’s roots and history, as well as its wide-reaching impact and enduring influence.


Prince Lawsha and international artists have opened the ears and minds of over 2,000 Santa Cruz county students to the world of Jazz. From Elementary to Middle and High School students,  as well as those in juvenile detention, students learn to appreciate the music and the high caliber accomplished musicians during intimate workshops and whole school concert presentations. Organized by Prince Lawsha of QS Music Productions, JazzlLine Institute and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the collaborative developed the Jazz Education Music Week project to enhance cross-cultural awareness of Jazz, America’s “National Treasure” and the lack of music and art throughout Santa Cruz County schools (due to education funding cutbacks). Superintendent Michael Watkins has been a key supporter of Jazz Education week for the past years.

2019 JAZZ EDUCATION WEEK – BRINGING JAZZ TO OUR LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

  • Harbor High School, Santa Cruz – Monday, April 22rd
  • Soquel Elementary School, Soquel – Tuesday, April 23th
  • Pajaro Valley Middle School, Watsonville – Wednesday, April 24th
  • Sequoia School, Freedom – Thursday, April 25th
  • Cesar Chavez Middle School, Watsonville– Friday, April 26th

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY at the SANTA CRUZ WHARF BANDSTAND

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 FROM 12:00 to 5:00 PM

An extension of International Jazz Day Worldwide, the City of Santa Cruz joins the global celebrations of Jazz concerts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. The daylong festivities are, in-part supported by Santa Cruz Mayor, Martine Watkins and the Arts Council of Santa Cruz. Promoting jazz music’s strong positive values, which include peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation between nations, Sunday’s concerts will headline:

World renown Latin Jazz Percussionist Pete Escovedo featuring Juan, and Peter Michael Escovedo and the Escovedo Orchestra!

      Pete’s band will consist of:

Juan Escovedo, Peter Michael Escovedo & Pete Escovedo along with the Pete Escovedo Orchestra.


International Jazz Day Allstars
12:00 to 2PM

        The band will consist of:

Jean-Jacques Tiab (France) – Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
Tyrone Brown (Philadelphia) – Bass
Lewis Keizer (San Mateo) – Coronet
Martan Mann (Santa Cruz) – Piano
Prince Lawsha (Santa Cruz) – Drums

SPONSORS:

City of Santa Cruz,
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Oswald’s Restaurant
Cabinet Town Cabinets
The Starving Musician
Olita’s Restaurant


MORE EXCITING SPONSORS TO BE ANNOUNCED

PARTNERS:

Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz

JazzlLine Institute                 KSCO

in support of 

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY