dillard2_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — Coming off their recent first place win at Swing Central in Savannah, Ga., on March 31, the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble will appear in their Sweet Dillard Jazz Spring Concert, Saturday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.

The concert takes place in the Main Theater at Dillard High School, 2501 N.W. 11th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

This concert is the final fundraiser for the ensemble’s return trip to New York, N.Y., May 4-7, for the 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition. 

Essentially Ellington is a national competition and part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center program headed by Wynton Marsalis. Last year, DCA Jazz finished in first place at this prestigious competition, considered by many to be the Super Bowl of high school jazz competitions. Only 15 high school bands among more than 100 who submitted audition tapes are selected.

The cost of the students’ travel to New York is approximately $30,000. The performance is also a call to the community to help the students reach their fullest potential, with ticket proceeds benefiting the Jazz Education Program at Dillard Center for the Arts. 

The Dillard Center for the Arts Instrumental Music Friends is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations can be made to DCAIMF, P.O. Box 277765, Miramar, FL 33027, or online through PayPal at dcajazz.com


For more information contact info@dcajazz.com, call Karen Dorsey at 954-214-0320 or visit dcajazz.com

IF YOU GO
WHAT: Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble Sweet Dillard Jazz Spring Concert

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE:
Main Theater at Dillard High School, 2501 N.W. 11th St., Fort Lauderdale

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $15 at door

CONTACT: info@dcajazz.com or call Karen Dorsey at 954-214-0320.

Photo: COURTESY OF DCAIMF

‘SWING CENTRAL’: The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble took first place at the Savannah, Ga. competition and now heads back to New York where they won last year’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition.