Yamaha artist, trumpeter and composer Jeff Jarvis returned to
Mr. Jarvis sat in with the
SFJB board president, Neal Eddy, awarded
As part of the scholarship process,
"...to teach kids how to play jazz, we'll I'd pay to have that job and it truly will be a dream come true when it happens," said
"Jazz education is essential. The torch is being passed on to my generation and many are ignoring its flame. I plan to take that torch, run with it and keep jazz alive because if jazz dies, then a part of me has too."
The Northlanders Jazz Band was smokin’! The band started and ended their set with a
Its fun for us at the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society to see kids that were involved in the All City Jazz groups evolve in their musicianship. Three of the Northlanders players are alums of the
The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society would like to thank Dr. Paul Schilf, Ivan Fuller, Stan Eitrem and Augustana College; Jennifer Hawkinson band director at Washington High School, Robert Carlson band director at Lincoln High School, and Shane Macklin band director at Roosevelt High School. Thank you also to Ann Davis, Fine Arts Coordinator at Sioux Falls Public Schools.
The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society would also like to thank Yamaha Corporation for its sponsorship making Jeff Jarvis's appearance possible.