Concert At The Conrad Pairs Professional Jazz Artists With Students From Mission Bay High School
Students from Mission Bay High School’s renowned music programs will join professional jazz artists on stage at The Conrad when JazzReach’s critically acclaimed resident ensemble, Metta Quintet, culminates a four-day educational residency on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
This concert is presented in partnership with San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.
In the first residency as part of La Jolla Music Society (LJMS)’s ConRAD Kids Series, now in its fourth season, JazzReach will also provide assemblies at three middle schools, in addition to clinics/rehearsals with Mission Bay High School:
- Wednesday, October 26
10:30AM–12:15PM | UpClose Presentation at Creative, Performing, Media Arts (CPMA) Middle School
- Thursday, October 27
9:30AM–11AM | UpClose Presentation at Roosevelt Middle School
- Friday, October 28
9:20AM–10:15AM | Workshop with Correia Middle School jazz band
1PM–2:30PM | UpClose Presentation at Correia Middle School
In addition, 50 Education Tickets will be offered to students at CPMA, Roosevelt, and Correia to see the band onstage in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. Metta Quintet will work with Mission Bay’s Mambo Orchestra.
About Metta Quintet
A cohesive, tight-knit unit featuring some of today’s most esteemed creative artists, Metta Quintet is fueled by a collective, open-minded musical curiosity and dedicated to exploring new artistic territory while maintaining a passionate commitment to arts education, fostering new audiences, and nurturing young talent.
Established in 1994, JazzReach is a nationally-recognized, New York City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, performance, creation and teaching of jazz music.
Through the presentation of innovative live multimedia educational programs for young audiences, mainstage concerts for general audiences, and clinics and master classes for student musicians and ensembles, JazzReach is dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation, awareness, and understanding of this rich, vital, ever-evolving American art form.
Since premiering its debut educational program in 1997, JazzReach has successfully positioned itself as one of the nation’s leading arts organizations dedicated to jazz.
Its dynamic, innovative programs have served more than 650,000 young people nationwide in partnership with many of America’s most prominent performing arts presenters and have received unanimous praise from students, teachers, parents, the media, and arts professionals alike.
Music Program at Mission Bay High School
The music program at Mission Bay High School has been inspiring students for the last fifty years. Under the direction of award-winning educator and performer Jean-Paul Balmat, students learn how to perform, arrange, compose, and direct, giving them an amazing start to their creative futures. Their premier jazz ensemble, the Preservationists, has won multiple awards and performed across the globe.
Mission Bay Music has been recognized by the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education program. For more info, click here.
Subscriptions and Single Tickets
Series subscription packages start at $66. Single tickets start at $20. Compose-Your-Own subscriptions are also available with a 10% discount for any four concerts or more. Please visit here for details and to purchase subscriptions or tickets.
See you there, San Diego!