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Apr 21

7:30 p.m. @ Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Music Department, in partnership with the Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation, presents “Let Freedom Swing,” an evening of swing music by the CCU Jazz Big Band and the Carl Payne Big Band as part of the first statewide celebration of International Jazz Week.

The Carl Payne Big Band, headed by Carlton Payne Jr., was founded with the intent of educating the listening public and young, aspiring musicians in the genre of Big Band Swing. Members include band directors, teachers, engineers, lawyers, law enforcement officers, and high school and college students.

The Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation was created to preserve and promote live jazz music as an art form through the presentation of public education programs and projects.

International Jazz Day is an annual worldwide celebration of jazz music sponsored by the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization. Dedicated volunteers across the world have created thousands of activities that celebrate “the virtues of jazz music” as an educational tool, force for peace, and instrument for intercultural dialogue. This is the seventh global International Jazz Day celebration and the second annual event at CCU.

Contact 843-349-ARTS (2787) for additional information