10th Annual "YAZZY: Youth Celebrating Jazz" Concert to be Held April 20 in Shreveport

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Theme of performance will be “Soulsville USA: A Snapshot of Memphis Music.”

The official flyer for the 2012 Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert

The official flyer for the 2012 Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert

The Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert is designed to showcase local talented youth in collaboration with renowned professional artists during the month of April, which is Jazz Appreciation Month.

Students and faculty of the Theatre of the Performing Arts in Shreveport (TPA) will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Yazzy (Youth Celebrating Jazz) during the 2012 Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz concert on Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 pm, at The Riverview Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, in downtown Shreveport. This year’s theme is “Soulsville USA: A Snapshot of Memphis Music.” Guest artists include Michael Ward, jazz violinist from New Orleans, LA and Tom Browne, jazz trumpeter from Garner, NC. Jazz musician Dorsey Summerfield, Jr. serves as Yazzy Project Coordinator for this event.    

The Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert is designed to showcase local talented youth in collaboration with renowned professional artists during the month of April, which is Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's musical tribute focuses on the influence of blues, pop, rhythm & blues and jazz from one of most prolific entertainment cities in the world: Memphis.This year's Yazzy concert will also pay accolades to the late Etta James, Don Cornelius, and Whitney Houston.

Adult tickets (18 & up) are $20.00. Children (17 & under) tickets are $10.00. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more at $15.00 each. Tickets are available for purchase at Theatre of the Performing Arts office, 4005 Lakeshore Drive, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am–5:00 pm, or on the day of the show at The Riverview Theatre. For additional information, contact the Theatre of the Performing Arts office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914.

2012 Yazzy concert sponsors: Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Other sponsors include The State of Louisiana; City of Shreveport: Department of Community Development, Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport; The Parish of Caddo; Caddo Parish School Board; The Black Arts Coalition with funds from the City of Shreveport; Irma C. Martin; Access 1 Media; The Radio Group; Eunice Wilkerson; Joseph Christopher Jr.; Regal Plastics; SWEPCO; AT&T; Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourism Bureau; The Community Foundation; Bancorp South; Delores Ashford; Ouachita Independent Bank; S.A. Doyle & Associates; Lakeshore Development; Michael & Frances Flentroy; Ayers Institute Inc., and Green Building Construction & Electric Inc.

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