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Toes were tapping, fingers were snapping, and families were clapping last night at the “Night of Jazz” concert at Curtis Corner Middle School. Kids from 4 local schools – Davisville Middle, Wickford Middle, Cole Middle, and host Curtis Corner Middle – performed a wide array of jazz classics much to the delight of the packed auditiorium.
Let’s give the “Night of Jazz” performers and instructors a lot of credit for their dedication to music.
Playing jazz classics from such legendary arrangers as Coltrane, Conti, and Richard Rodgers, these middle school musicians were precise, proud, and highly entertaining. The host school did a fantastic job of making parents and kids feel welcome. This was an evening the musicians and their families will remember for quite a while. And, somewhere, Miles Davis and John Coltrane were tappin’ their toes, snappin’ their fingers, and clappin’ for the next generation of jazz musicians, who performed brilliantly.