Jazz Festival


Phenomenal pianist, Wade Beach, is widely respected for his harmonic sophistication and superb technique, which knows no stylistic limitations. He holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland.  He entered the world of jazz as a protégé of Sir Roland Hanna and toured the globe many times over with the United States Air Force Band jazz ensemble, The Airmen of Note.  Mr. Beach keeps an active teaching and performing schedule, performing with groups around the DC area, including The Jazz Update Band.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Jordan Kitt’s Music
8500 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA  22031
February 2, 2017. Send one check per studio, payable to NVMTA to:
Katherine Niemann, 4316 Still Meadow Rd., Fairfax, VA  22032
$20.00 per student. All fees are nonrefundable.
Email the application information to Katherine Niemann by Jan 21. Include the names of students, instrument, years of music study and what portion of those years has included jazz, and the titles of pieces they are performing with composer or artist as appropriate. Indicate whether students are improvising or if they’ve transcribed or arranged their pieces themselves.
Katherine Niemann  katherine_niemann@yahoo.com
Performers can choose from the following performance options. Students should bring a copy of the music they are performing.
1. A jazz standard with improvisation. 
2. A personal or published transcription from a recording.
3. A written piece in jazz style by any number of educational composers.
4. A personal or published jazz arrangement of a jazz standard.
Students all arrive at 1:00 and listen to each other perform in recital format. A guest artist will offer verbal comments on performances.
All teachers entering students in this event are invited to come and participate.