TPA hosts summer jazz concert

By Stefanie Bryant |

Published 07/21 2014 08:46AM

Updated 07/21 2014 08:52AM

It's the Summer Morning Mix, a 6 weeks cultural arts program, to be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 pm, at The Riverview Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA, along with a visual art exhibit. Our 2014 Summer Morning Mix theme is “Cool Smooth Jazz with a Touch of Spice”.  Special guests are Michael Ward, jazz violinist from New Orleans, LA and local violinist Jeremy Brown a native of Shreveport, LA.  Jeremy Brown is a 26 year old Photographer, Violinist, and DJ. Jeremy is a graduate of Huntington High School and Bossier Parish Community College where he majored in Photography. He was also a participant in the Huntington High School Orchestra and Shreveport Youth Symphony.
This show will represent the evidence of hard work by the Summer Morning Mix participants. Our students have again proven that they have a unique interest in music and specifically in the performance of jazz. We will perform some iconic tunes such as Smooth Operator, Don’t Worry Be Happy, The Girl from Ipanema, Cantaloupe Island, The Look of Love, and Round Midnight just to name a few.   Round Midnight will actually feature former Yazzy participant Trevarri Huff-Boone, saxophonist, and sophomore at Loyola State University.  These tunes are guaranteed to keep the audience in a cool spirit. We applaud the effort of our students to take their summer to share with us the great gift of jazz at its best. This show will highlight our children in all divisions of the arts while displaying the smooth jazz style of music.  A lot of hard work and sacrifice has gone into the production of the show and we hope that all who attend will enjoy the fruit of our labor.  Our children need and deserve your support!
Tickets are $10.00 for children/youth (17 & under); $20.00 for adults (18 & up); and $15.00 for adult groups of 20 or more.  Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre of the Performing Arts office, 4005 Lakeshore Drive, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or at The Riverview Theatre on the day of the show from 12:00 noon till show time.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm. For more information contact Theatre of the Performing Arts’ office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914. 
2013 - 2014 Sponsors: The State of Louisiana; The Community Foundation of North Louisiana; The Parish of Caddo; Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation; Caddo Parish School Board; The Black Arts Coalition with funds from the City of Shreveport; Shreveport Regional Arts Council with funds from the City of Shreveport; “Supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the LA State Arts Council.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.”; CDBG- Dept. of Community Development; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation; AKA Sorority - Sigma Rho Omega Chapter; Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau; Telecom Pioneers (LA Chapter #24); Irma C. Martin; SWEPCO; Michael Flentroy - State Farm Companies & Foundation; Katrina Thomas- State Farm Companies & Foundation; The Radio Group; Cumulus Radio; Southern Arts Federation with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Friends of TPA/Yazzy: Dr.  & Mrs. James Harrold, Jr.; S.A. Doyle & Associates; Marsha O. Millican, APAC.  Summer Morning Mix Scholarship Fund Sponsors:  Connie Linnear; James Woolfolk II, C.O.O. - Caddo Parish School Board; Eunice Wilkerson; Sabrina Evans - Barksdale Air Force Base; and Social Justice Civic League.

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