Even if you caught a show during the first session of Big Band Jazz at Birch Creek Music Performance Center, there is a good chance you will see something new during its second session. With the new students that moved in on Sunday comes a different faculty. The second session will play almost the same selections as the first group, but with a different approach to the music. Birch Creek Executive Director Mona Christenson says the first jazz session is typically more “in your face” than the second, which she describes as being a little more reserved. She points to the improvised sections of each song being the biggest difference.
Christenson says its summer season has featured students from more than a dozen different countries. The second session of Big Band Jazz will have its first concert on Wednesday, July 28th at 7 p.m. with pre-show music beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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