The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will present the first ever Pajama Jazzboree, on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30pm in the Academy Theatre at MCA. This is a special jazz music concert geared towards Winona area students aged 2-12 and their families. Families will be invited to cuddle up on a blanket in their jammies or relax in a chair while MCA’s 3 youth Jazz Combo ensembles provide an unforgettable introduction to jazz music in a casual but educational atmosphere. An audience participation section and the grand finale which will include MCA’s advanced tap dancers in a lively performance to “When the Saints Go Marching In” will enhance the experience. This brand new concert is free and open to the public thanks to generous support from the Elizabeth Callender King Foundation.
About MCA’s Jazz Combos: The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) jazz program began in September 2012 under the direction of veteran music instructor, Dave Gudmastad. Each year over 40 middle and high school musicians participate in the three musical ensembles and reach over 600 audience members annually. Past community performances by the Jazz Combos at local establishments such as Acoustic Cafe, Jefferson’s Pub and Grill and Wellington’s Pub & Grill. The combos meet once weekly during the fall and winter semesters inside the Recital Hall at MCA, located at 1164 W. 10th St., Winona, MN 55987.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.