(April 20, 2017) – International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights promoting freedom of expression and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change. International Jazz Day will be celebrated here in the Hudson Valley at The Rosendale Theatre on Sunday, April 30th at 3 pm with a concert for families presented by the Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra (HVYZO) and Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre.
The concert will feature a special guest artist, Tristen Napoli on trumpet. Tristen is a professional trumpeter currently living in New York City and is an Kingston High School alumni, He has toured the US with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, performed at the Carnegie Club in NYC, and recorded a debut album with a quintet of jazz luminaries. Tristen was selected for the All American Jazz Orchestra and he has performed at major jazz clubs in NYC including; Birdland, Smoke Jazz Club and Smalls Jazz Club.
The concert will weave a musical tale telling the of the story of Jazz. From its birthplace in New Orleans to its adolescence in New York. From the swing feel of the great Duke Ellington and Count Basie to the Latin feel of Tito Puente. The concert will be co-directed by Dan Shaut and Bob Shaut and will feature clinicians and students of the Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Admission: $5 Children/$8 Adults