Jazz Heritage Festival a Great Success!
We are pleased to share this feedback from some of the participants in the 2011 Jazz Heritage Festival.
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience our Cudahy High School Jazz Ensemble members and I had at your MYSO Jazz Heritage Festival! The facility is fantastic, the clinicians were excellent, the feedback was very helpful, and the hands on approach of your master classes was very effective.
One of our jazz students remarked as we reflected on the experience in jazz rehearsal this morning that prior to your festival, this type of event was rather tedious for her, and she didn't really "get it" regarding the value of jazz and the excitement that could be experienced with this amazing art form, but that your festival, and especially the hands-on approach of the master classes really opened her eyes. What a testimony to how effective your festival was!
I really appreciated being in one location for the entire festival, the opportunities that your excellent scheduling afforded to our students to hear and be inspired by other young jazz musicians, the amazing players and teachers involved in the MYSO jazz program, and of course the fantastic lunch!
I won't hesitate to recommend your festival to other jazz directors in the area. Congratulations on a job well done, and thank you for providing such a valuable service to jazz education!
Carl Koch, Cudahy Bands