Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead
Applications are being accepted by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., for its 2011 “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead” residency program for jazz musician-composers ages 30 and under.
For application and other information, please log-on to: http://www.kennedy-center.org/jazzahead
The application deadline is NOVEMBER 19, 2010.
The 2011 residency dates are April 4 – April 17, 2011.
The Jazz Ahead program identifies outstanding, emerging jazz artists in their mid-teens and twenties, and brings them together under the tutelage of experienced artist-instructors who coach and counsel them, helping to polish their performance, composing and arranging skills.
The week-long residency program will include daily workshops and rehearsals with established jazz artists, and will culminate in three concerts on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage which will be broadcast live over the internet.
Betty Carter, who possessed one of this era's most extraordinary voices, was devoted to jazz education. She brought her Jazz Ahead program, which has launched the careers of several of today's stars including Cyrus Chestnut, Jason Moran and Jacky Terrasson, to the Kennedy Center in 1998.