The Middlesex Middle School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of James Carter, had the opportunity to perform at the 2012 Western Connecticut State University Jazz Festival on Thursday, April 26. The students performed for distinguished jazz educators and were involved in clinics and workshops during the day. The WCSU Jazz Festival is a three day event featuring performances of middle school bands, high school bands, various University Jazz Ensembles and headliner professional jazz performances in the evening. This year’s festival featured performances from saxophonist George Garzone and
guitarist Jim Hall.
The members of the Middlesex Middle School Jazz
ensemble in the picture are as follows:
First row: Alexander Berardino, Zac Pear, Julia Cornacchia, Josh Gleason, Erin Corrigan, Aditya Krishnamachar, Patricia Collins
Second row: Mr. Jim Carter, Caroline Lacy, Scott Jonker, Jackson Huffman, Ben Hayes, Drake Corrigan, Austin Won, Teresa Du.