The Liberty Central School Department of Music will host the 16th Annual LIBERTY JAZZ FESTIVAL, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Middle School gymnasium. The festival will feature High School and Middle School jazz ensembles from Liberty and Monticello. The students will also have the opportunity to participate in an afternoon clinic (beginning at 3 PM) with a renowned jazz artist and educator “in a non-competitive, constructive format,” according to festival co- chairman and Director of Music Gary Siegel.
This year’s clinician is Michael Pacer. Mr. Pacer is a professional Saxophone and woodwind specialist and recently retired as a music educator in the Port Jervis City School District. Early in his career he taught at Liberty High School. As a performer he has performed with The Temptations, Broadway Legend Richard Kiley, The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Grammy Award Winning Jimmy Sturr Band. He currently performs with his “Orchestra of One”. The clinic will take place from 3 PM – 5:30 PM and the Concert will begin at 7 PM with both taking place in the Liberty MS Gym. Suggested donation for the concert is $3 with a maximum $10/family of 4 or more.
Donations will benefit the music scholarship fund and the WSUL/WVOS Heart-A-Thon. Tickets will be on sale at the door.
For more information contact Gary Siegel at 292-5400 x5117 or email at email@example.com.