Spreading a passion for jazz

Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2004


sas City jazz diva Lisa Henry sings the jazz-and-blues standard, "Every Day I got The Blues," during a concert for students Monday at Juneau-Douglas High School. Henry and other musicians in the Thelonious Monk Institute's Jazz Education Tour are touring Juneau, Fairbanks, Barrow and Anchorage to introduce students to jazz. The group is offering free programs to schools to try to fill the void left in arts education nationwide by budget cuts. The institute also offers college-level training for promising students.

World-renowned jazz musician Bobby Watson plays his alto saxophone during the concert Monday at JDHS.

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