JazzFest returns to the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata Campus for its 18th year. This favorite Southern Maryland event will reignite the stage April 14-15 in the Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. The Charles County Public Schools All-County Jazz Band and CSM’s Solid Brass Jazz Band will have rehearsals at CSM April 13 in preparation for two weekend concerts under the direction of special guest artist Mike Tomaro. Tomaro will also work with the student jazz bands all day Friday to prep the groups for a public concert Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with the Randy Runyon Project, performing funk, fusion and jazz classics. The talented performers will return Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. for Solid Brass, CSM’s Big Band Jazz Ensemble, joined by Charles County Public School’s jazz band, and special guest artist, jazz reed player, composer, arranger, and educator Mike Tomaro. “The educational component of the jazz festival is equally as exciting as the performances,” shared CSM Associate Dean for Liberal Arts and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Stephen Johnson. Hear the full interview with Johnson, CSM Big Band and Jazz Ensemble Director Randy Runyon and CCPS Fine and Performing Arts Specialist […]
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