ACHS Weekly Update 10-18/19

The Marcus Roberts Trio were in town to play with the New West Symphony Orchestra on a piece by Gershwin and were gracious enough to select two schools to work with their jazz programs. They spent about 90 minutes with our Jazz II under the direction of Mr. Cameron Guerrero and Jazz I under the direction of Mr. Daniel Cook. All three guests sat in with each band, gave feedback on charts that are being worked on, did a Q&A about the jazz idiom, their careers, inspirations, and frustrations as well as played for the students. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interface with world-class musicians, but also some of the top educators in the field. Mr. Marsalis teaches at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Preservation Hall Jazz Society; Mr. Jordan and Mr. Roberts both teach at Florida State University