Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

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Provided by Hylton Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Carnival Celebration | Jim Carroll, artistic director | Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.

Celebrate Mardi Gras early with Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in Carnival Celebration: Music from New Orleans to Rio to the Islands. Dress up in your Mardi Gras beads, don a mask, and enjoy a lively night of pulsating rhythms, upbeat parade brass, and plenty of improvisational jazz.

The tour guides for this concert will be George Mason University’s very own Mason Jazz Faculty: Professor Graham Breedlove from Lafayette, Louisiana; Argentinian Dr. Juan Megna by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Professor Victor Provost, born and raised in St. John, Virgin Islands.

This performance is appropriate for all ages.

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