Maplewood Community Music's 20-piece community big band, Swing Town, led by Ben Williams is hosting a jazz workshop for student musicians on Wednesday, June 3, at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  All 8th grade, high school and college student musicians who play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar or bass are invited to attend.

Learn to play a wide variety of jazz/swing and rock tunes.  It is sure to be an enjoyable experience for young musicians of all skill levels.  No jazz playing experience is required. A second workshop on July 15 will also include an improvisation workshop. Please refer to the event flyer for more details at: http://maplewoodcommunitymusic.org/images/2015SwingTownYouthEvents.png.

The students who participate in the workshop are invited to play with Swing Town at the Hilton Neighborhood Association's 25th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, June 1,7 at the Springfield Ave Gazebo from 7 p.m.to 9 p.m. and at the Maplewood Community Pool on Wednesday, July 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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There is no cost to participate, though a donation to Maplewood Community Music would be greatly appreciated so that the organization may continue to offer free youth outreach programs such as this one.  For more information on how to make a donation, please visit: http://maplewoodcommunitymusic.org/about_us/donations/.

Please contact Ben Williams at tboneben@juno.com with any questions about these jazz workshops and performances.

Maplewood Community Music (MCM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local amateur musicians, especially hobbyists, by operating several bands and ensembles of volunteer musicians that they may join.  MCM is proud to host free, family-friendly public concerts throughout the year and also performs at a variety of community events and in local schools as part of its outreach programs. For more information about MCM, please visit http://maplewoodcommunitymusic.org.  Questions about MCM or how to join a band should be directed to info@maplewoodcommunitymusic.org.