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noteworthy Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 10th Anniversary Band Director Academy Say What? I n celebration of the 10th anniversary of Band Director Academy (BDA), Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a three day professional development workshop “A chimpanzee could on the essentials of teaching jazz, June 26-28, 2009. The workshop will learn to do what I do include improvisation, rhythm section, and big band rehearsal techniques. physically. But it goes Featuring an integration of performance, jazz pedagogy, and demonstration way beyond that. When of best practices, BDA emphasizes hands-on learning and techniques to be ap- plied directly in the classroom. It is led by some of the foremost jazz educators you play, you play life. ” in the country and also includes jam sessions, lunchtime topic discussions, and ~ Jaco Pastorius a faculty concert. The cost is $350 per person. Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program 2008–2009 members and music education students are eli- gible for a $50 discount. Scholarships and discounted hotel rates also available. For more information, visit www.jalc.org/bda. Gretsch Supports Jazz History at Elmhurst Museum Fred Gretsch lends his support to an exhibit that cel- ebrates jazz history. The exhibit began on February 24 and runs through May 24 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, Ill. Dubbed Elmhurst Jazz: A Celebration of an American Art Form in Elmhurst, the ex- hibit explores the history of jazz and jazz education through the perspectives of two local institutions: DownBeat maga- zine and the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Highlights in- clude a visual timeline of notable
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