You’ll soon hear the sounds of Ellington, Miller, and Basie grace the grounds at Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Students of Birch Creek’s Big Band Jazz session moved into their rooms on the Egg Harbor campus on Sunday before they play their first concert featuring swing music and other favorites on Wednesday. Much like previous sessions, the size of the performance groups will be a little smaller than last year due to COVID-19 protocols. Executive Director Mona Christensen predicts they will make up for their size with their energy, especially Birch Creek’s jazz ambassadors who will be traveling around the county this summer.
The first of 16 Big Band Jazz session concerts at Birch Creek Music Performance Center will be on July 14th. Christensen says the county’s farmers markets are among the many places you will be able to catch the organization’s Jazz Ambassadors this summer. You can hear our full conversation with Christensen by clicking this link.
Photo courtesy of Birch Creek Music Performance Center