THE BIG BAND JAM 2022 April 24th 2022
The Big Band Jam! has been infinitely successful in fulfilling itineraries over the years with school ensembles from California to Canada to Europe. THE BIG BAND JAM! is back in business even though the entire world remains in lock-down. We have officially reserved the Sylvan Amphitheater on the National Mall in Washington, DC for the weekend of April 22-24, 2022.
The United States Airmen of Note will be our resident big band. While we understand that there may be some hesitation to our event, without a fully-circulated COVID vaccination, we still need to know the number of schools considering participation. We similarly foresee many schools sheltering-in-place for the foreseeable future and we also understand that any mask mandate will similarly flatten the contagion curve. Blues Alley wants to err on the side of caution but we also want to give all of you jazzers out there a chance for your jazz dreams to come true.
Big Band Jam Sunday, April 24, 2022
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH:
11:00 am = The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Orchestra
12:00 pm = Jazz Academy Orchestra
1:00 pm = Blues Alley Youth Orchestra
2:00 pm = Soul Trombonist Herm Hopkins’ Quartet
3:00 pm = Marshall Keys & Soulful Path, Tribute to Cannonball Adderly
4:00 pm = USAF Airmen of Note, Music of Cannonball Adderly