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The Oakland Jazz Choir In Collaboration With The Oaktown Jazz Workshops' Performance Ensemble Celebrate Spring With A Joint Performance

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Two of Oakland’s most treasured jazz music non-profits dedicated to celebrating the artistic and cultural significance of America’s Classical Music--Jazz, for over 20 years, come together for the first time in a multi-generational fellowship of Jazz.
Oakland Jazz Choir
Come join us as we present new music & new friends and experience the pure joy and passion of this harmonic collaboration. OJC, led by Artistic Director Ben Flint, will be joined by a trio of superlative musicians; former 1st place Jazz Search West winner Dillon Vado on drums, Sam Bevan on bass, and band leader Walter Bankovitch on piano.

Sunday May 15, 2016, 2pm

Oaktown Jazz Workshops
55 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Tickets $15.00

About the Oakland Jazz Choir

The Oakland Jazz Choir, (OJC) a non-profit, has been an Oakland institution since 1992. During this span the group has taken many shapes, sizes and forms but the common denominator has always been the same: Joy of expression, using the voice to communicate the triumphs, as well as the turbulence, of the human spirit. We are committed to bringing vocal jazz, blues, Brasilian and more, to underserved audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Choir membership includes 16 singers, as diverse in age, religion, and race as our hometown. Artistic director Ben Flint, a native of Memphis TN, is steeped in gospel, jazz and R&B, and applies his diverse musical experience to finding a uniquely Oakland sound.

About Oaktown Jazz Workshops

Oaktown Jazz Workshops (OJW) is a non-profit, community based, cultural education organization dedicated to passing on the tradition of jazz music to young people through music instruction and educational presentations. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 1994, OJW celebrates jazz music as an American indigenous art form of profound and artistic significance. A complex and enjoyable music as well as an important indicator of American history, jazz offers a rich legacy that has touched the lives of each generation and continues to be a critical component of contemporary culture.

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