Created and hosted by Dr. Charles Brooks in 2016, the Mid City Jazz Festival is open to all Louisiana middle school, high school, and independent music school jazz ensembles. The festival was created to bring together Louisiana's young musicians and offer them the unique opportunity to perform in front of professional jazz musicians and collegiate-level educators in a friendly yet competitive environment. Quite simply, the Mid City Jazz Festival's goal is to present these budding musicians with the opportunity to be a part of a future focused on the preservation of Louisiana's jazz music, education, and heritage.
The 2nd annual MCJF will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017 on the main stage of the Magnolia Theater, located on the main campus of Baton Rouge Community College. It is an honor to announce the return of legendary New Orleans jazz trumpeter and Preservation Hall regular Mr. Leroy Jones, who will be accompanied by professional jazz bassist and collegiate educator Dr. Robert Nash and by professional Baton Rouge jazz drummer for the legendary Terence Blanchard, Mr. Troy Davis.
Registration is FREE and open through April 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.TheCharlesBrooks.com/mcjf or find us on Facebook @MidCityJazzFestival.