VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA ESTABLISHES
SUMMER HOME IN
As many New York Metropolitan
area residents retreat to their summer homes, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra will
be setting up residence in the hills of
For the past three years the orchestra has been providing performances and
workshops in the historic city as part of the Assisi Performing Arts Festival.
annual one week residency, generally scheduled during the second week of July,
will become an official event on Monday, September 21 as the Mayor of Assisi,
Claudio Ricci, joins the band at the Village Vanguard to kick off the project.
VJO’s summer home will be open to students, musicians and educators from all
over the world and will feature guest artists, daily workshops around the city
and nightly performances at the
Assisi Performing Arts Festival is an education based music program that offers
musicians, developing artists, students and music educators an opportunity to
work closely with music industry professionals.
The program of study focuses on
honing musical skills and developing career opportunities through interactive
performances and workshops designed to accommodate participants at various
levels in their musical careers.
Assisi is a collaboration between the Assisi Performing Arts Festival and The
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. The goals are to establish and maintain a jazz
performance/education initiative in the city of
and to create an active forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas
related to jazz and the creative process.
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
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