Fort Langley Jazz Festival holds panel discussion and instrumental sessions for young artists

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is hosting a jazz education workshop for young and emerging musicians at their second annual festival on Sunday, July 28, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chief Sepass Theatre.

The workshop will feature a panel discussion on the artistic and business side of “life as a professional musician” followed by master class instrument breakouts which includes bass, brass, drums, guitar, piano and vocals.

The workshop ends with an improvisation jam session with all workshop participants and the professional jazz musicians who are conducting the workshop.

“The workshop is a great opportunity for young jazz musicians to perform, be mentored and learn from a stellar line-up of seasoned musicians and instructors,” said Dave Quinn, artistic director for the festival.

“Part of the festival’s mandate is to support youth and emerging talent and this is just one of the ways we’re doing that,” Quinn added. “We also have youth performing at the festival at pop-up performance stages throughout the village and will feature our Rising Young Star award recipient, Julian Borkowski and his quartet on the main stage.”

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Article originally published in BC Local News.

Garth Poon