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Medfield High's Annual Jazz Night
If you can't get to the famed New Orleans Jazz Festival this year, you can get a taste of it in Medfield.
The Medfield High School's annual Jazz Night concert will be held tonight at the High School beginning at 7 pm.
The years event features guest performer and trumpeter Alex Sipiagin in a warm-up for his New Orleans appearance with the Mingus Big Band.
Tunes expected to be in the line-up that night include “Decoupage” and “Georgia on my Mind.”
Sipiagin will spend the school day conducting jazz workshops with students, followed by a guest performance during the concert. His visit is made possible through funds raised by the Medfield Music Association through ticket sales and the organization's annual Spaghetti with Santa event.
Medfield's Jazz Band I has had a memorable year, winning a national title in the high school division of the Charles Mingus big band competition in New York City in February. Following the performance, Justin DiCioccio, Assistant Dean and Chair of Manhattan School of
Music’s Jazz Arts Program said, “The level of playing was remarkable and the best that I have ever heard at the high school level.”
The high school jazz choir and jazz band II will also perform at the Lowell Mason Auditorium at Medfield High for Jazz Night.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and are available at Lord's Department Store. Proceeds support music programs in all of Medfield schools. For more information, see medfieldmusicassociation.com.
More About Medfield High School
The community takes pride in its school system and the success of students at Medfield High School. With 937 students enrolled in grades 9 - 12, the school has received state and national distinctions based on student and school performances. Among the distinctions: 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School, named by the United States Department of Education and in 2009, the US News and World Report named MHS as a Silver Medal School. Medfield High also scores school-wide extremely well in standardized testing. Warriors' athletics are members of the Tri-Valley League and roughly 75 percent of MHS students participate in 27 sports offered at varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels.