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      School-Day Performance: JazzReach, "Big Drum / Small World" in Blacksburg

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      February 27, 2020

      Thursday  10:00 AM

      190 Alumni Mall
      Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

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      School-Day Performance: JazzReach, "Big Drum / Small World"

      Open to students in grades three to six Back by popular demand, JazzReach returns to Blacksburg with an immersive, globally themed multimedia program. Big Drum / Small World features performances of all new commissions by prominent, internationally recognized jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, and the United States. The program also features fun, short video interludes that offer biographical background on each of the project's composers and commentary on the various ways that both the American jazz tradition and their individual cultural heritages have informed and inspired their respective visions and artistic sensibilities. Big Drum / Small World aims to promote the value of creative collaboration and the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore our differences, share ideas and discover common ground. Free; registration required. *Note: to reserve more than 100 seats, please return to this site and submit additional orders. For more information, email Jon at -- 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, widely acclaimed live multi-media educational programs for young audiences, captivating main-stage concerts for general audiences and informative clinics and master-classes for student musicians and ensembles, JazzReach is steadfastly dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of this rich, vital, ever-evolving American art form. Since premiering their debut educational program in 1997, JazzReach has successfully positioned itself as one of our nation's leading arts organizations dedicated to jazz. Their dynamic, innovative programs have triumphantly served over 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.

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