Contributed by George Mason University
Featuring the Mason Jazz Ensemble
FAIRFAX, Va. and MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 25, 2013 – George Mason University’s School of Music, Fairfax Law Foundation and Prince William County Bar Foundation, Inc. team up to present two Jazz 4 Justice© concerts in Northern Virginia this fall. The brainchild of Edward L. Weiner, founder of Weiner, Spivey & Miller P.L.C. in Fairfax, Va. and past president of the Fairfax Law Foundation, this spectacular music event supports vital community and legal services in Fairfax and Prince William Counties and music scholarships for students at George Mason University.
This year’s Jazz 4 Justice© concerts will feature a program titled “Nothin’ But the Blues,” with the Mason Jazz Ensemble led by Jim Carroll, with Darden Purcell, director of Jazz Studies, as a special guest conductor and Tracey Wright as a special guest vocalist. The program will feature such blues classics as Duke Ellington’s “Happy Go Lucky Local,” Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “No More Blues,” Ernie Wilkins’ “Every Day (I Have the Blues),” B.B. King’s “Never Make Your Move Too Soon,” Pat Metheny’s “Song for Bilbao” and Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing,” among many others.
The Mason Jazz Ensemble will first bring the concert to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 8 p.m., withAlbert M. Bonin as a special guest conductor. Bonin is the president of the Fairfax Law Foundation and with ShounBach L.C. in Fairfax, Va.
The Mason Jazz Ensemble will then bring Jazz 4 Justice to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Prince William on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 8 p.m., withCatherine S. Croft as a special guest conductor. Croft is the president-elect and director of the Prince William County Bar Foundation, Inc. and with Farrell & Croft, P.C. in Manassas, Va.
The Fairfax Law Foundation, the charitable arm of the Fairfax Bar Association, was created in 1982 as a 501 (c)(3) organization to conduct educational and charitable activities in support of the Fairfax community. The organization provides educational programs for area youth about the adverse legal and medical effects of drug and alcohol abuse; arranges courthouse tours with education about the judicial system for middle school students in Fairfax County; operates the Pro Bono Program, which provides legal services for Fairfax County residents who cannot afford legal services; and holds programs to counsel at-risk youth and victims of domestic violence.
The Prince William County Bar Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that was established to fund law-related education and service projects in the 31st Judicial Circuit. The Foundation provides funding and administration for the “Beat the Odds” scholarships and awards that are given annually in the community to young people who have managed to overcome obstacles to put their lives on a positive path. The foundation raises funds through generous contributions from the Prince William County legal community and other non-profit, government, corporate and private donors.
Tickets to each Jazz 4 Justice performance are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, please call 888-945-2468 or visitcfa.gmu.edu
, or visit the box offices of either venue. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts is located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va. and the box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free parking is available in University Lot K and paid parking is available in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Concert Hall. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va. and the box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available onsite. To learn more about the Mason Jazz Ensemble and George Mason University’s School of Music, please visit music.gmu.edu
or call (703) 993-1380. Follow @MusicAtMason on Twitter and the School of Music at George Mason University
About the College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.
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