The People’s Emergency Center, the Producer’s Guild, and the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival presents our 3rd Annual Master Class featuring composer & pianist Sumi Tonooka at the Community Education Center (3500 Lancaster Ave.) on July 15, 2016 at 6:00pm.
Sumi Tonooka (pronounced To-NO-ka) has been called a “fierce and fascinating composer and pianist” (Jazz Times), “provocative and compelling” (New York Times), and “continually inventive, original, surprising, and a total delight,” (Cuadranos de Jazz, Madrid). During a career spanning more than 30 years that has taken her from bases in Philadelphia & Boston, to New York & Seattle, Tonooka has been developing a body of work that surprises and delights audiences – quietly piling up accolades from jazz writers and fellow musicians.
Curated by trumpeter Josh Lawrence, this year’s Master Class has been expanded to include 3 preparatory workshops led by Lawrence at the CEC and an opportunity for select students to perform on the Festival Main Stage on July 16.
We invite students of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums to participate in the workshops and Master Class.
Participants, Parents & Guardians can enroll by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Workshop Dates (11am-2pm)
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Master's Class Performance
You are invited to the final performance of the 3rd Annual Jazz Festival Master's Class. As part of our commitment to supporting Philadelphia’s jazz legacy, PEC and the Producer’s Guild are offering a Master Class for aspiring young musicians curated by Josh Lawrence of Fresh Cut Orchestra. Lawrence is a jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and educator living in Philadelphia where he is on faculty at the University of the Arts, Drexel University, and the Kimmel Center Creative Music Program. The workshop will be held over three Saturdays leading up to the Festival in collaboration with the Community Education Center and co-sponsored by the Mann Center for Performing Arts. Tonooka will join the final class in person, leading the performance live on July 15th.
Selected youth will have an opportunity to open with Tonooka the next day, July 16th, at the 10th Anniversary Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival in Saunders Park (39th and Powelton).
Registration is free for all. For attendees over 18 years old, please bring a $10 donation with you to the performance. Thank you for keeping jazz alive and well in Philadelphia!