Provided by George Mason University
George Mason University’s School of Music presents the 17th annual Jazz4Justice™ LIVE! concert and fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 p. m. in the Hylton Performing Arts Center. A second show will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:00 p. m. in the Center for the Arts in Fairfax. The events raise funds to support vital legal services and the George Mason University Jazz Studies program. Information and tickets are currently available at HyltonCenter.org and cfa.gmu.edu.
For the first time, Jazz4Justice™ is presented in partnership with Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV), the largest legal aid organization in Northern Virginia. “We are looking forward to partnering with Jazz4Justice™ as well as the entire Mason community to promote justice for a better community by providing civil legal assistance to those facing the loss of a critical need,” said Marcy Kossar, Director of Development for LSNV.
James Carroll, Professor of Jazz Studies and Mason Jazz Ensemble Director, has assembled a stellar musical program for the upcoming Jazz4Justice™ LIVE! performances. He said, “We are excited to feature alto saxophone virtuoso Charlie Young, Professor of Music at Howard University and leader/Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Charlie is, absolutely without a doubt, the best. In addition, we will feature amazing student musicians and compositions from Mason’s Jazz Studies Department, and there will be an open jam session hosted by Mason students following each concert. We will also be producing a live recording of the concerts. We truly hope local audiences and arts supporters can join us for this wonderful collaboration between Mason Jazz and the legal community.”
Tickets to Jazz4Justice™ LIVE! at the Hylton Center are available in person at the Ticket Office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a. m.-6:00 p. m.), by calling at 703-993-7759, or at HyltonCenter.org. Tickets to the Center for the Arts concert are also available at the Ticket Office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a. m.- 6:00 p. m.), by calling at 703-993 2787, or at cfa.gmu.edu.