FORT LAUDERDALE — The Dillard High School Jazz Band will hold a concert on Oct. 22 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The theme of the concert is the “Discovery of Jazz,” tracing its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century to the present.
The band also earned First Place in Savannah, Georgia’s Swing Central competition. Here in South Florida, Director Dorsey’s ensemble has been a favorite among the high school jazz bands that have played the annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival at Florida Memorial University.
Tickets for the band’s Oct. 22 “Discovery of Jazz” concert are $5 for students and $10 for adults and available at the library, whose officials urge the public to reserve your tickets now and see why Dillard High School Jazz Band is so outstanding. For tickets and additional information, contact AARLCC’s programming section at 954-357-6224.
Photo: C.B.Hanif/for south florida times
CLOSER TO HOME: Dillard High School Jazz Band Director Christopher Dorsey was feeling it as his charges displayed their professionalism during the 2010 Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival at Florida Memorial University.