Students perform Four by Miles Davis. Brandon, my alto player had a stuck G# key the whole time but he kept playing! I am quite proud of these students. They had just started playing jazz last summer June 2017. You can refer back to their August and September 2017 recordings to see the growth!
This piece was commissioned by the Morgan Park High School Jazz Ensemble in July 2014. The commission was a result of the winning the Chicago Composers Award from the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The piece is entitled the 3 to 8 Shuffle written by Don Owens. This recording was made at Room 43 and shows student growth from the original premiere at the Chicago Jazz Festival during the fall of 2014. This recording took place on Sunday, April 19, 2015.