On Monday, April 15, Taft High School students in the jazz and concert bands will participate in a free, Pat George Legacy Clinic sponsored by INHOUSE Jazz.
The clinic was designed with aspiring young musicians in mind and is conducted by Northwest professional musicians who perform in the popular annual house concert series.
This year’s clinic will be led by pianist Steve Christofferson, saxophonist/clarinetist David Evans and vocalist Annie Averre. These musician educators will guide students in exploring various topics and concepts of jazz, helping them to develop techniques, control and manipulation of their chosen instrument.
The patrons of INHOUSE Jazz, whose concerts are presented in private homes, make this opportunity possible. All donated funds beyond expenses collected at INHOUSE Jazz concerts directly benefit local jazz education, in cooperation with school administrators, band directors and music teachers in Lincoln County.
Since beginning in August of 2012, INHOUSE Jazz has repaired and donated school instruments, provided individual lessons with local private music instructors, purchased students tickets for concerts, summer jazz camps and paid student fees for clinics in the OCCA's Oregon Jazz Party.
This educational vision began three years ago in honor of local pianist, arranger and music educator Pat George, who lived and performed for much of his lifelong musical career in Lincoln County and in Portland, leaving a legacy of jazz for audiences and players alike. Many professional jazz musicians revere and remember his inspirations to the Pacific Northwest jazz scene with great respect.
More information about INHOUSE Jazz can be found online www.inhousejazz.org.