Jazz in the Hills Jazz Educational Day, previously postponed from September due to weather, has been rescheduled for April 30, 2015. Thanks to supporters like you, our Jazzy Chic Reception was a success in September and we appreciate your contribution and support to the mission of National CARES Mentoring and the Greater Orlando CARES affiliate.
Continuing with our theme of connecting mentoring and music in the development of our young people, Greater Orlando CARES has partnered with The Thelonius Monk Institute for Jazz for a local collaboration of the 4th Annual International Jazz Day and the GO CARES Jazz Educational Day.
A wealth of local Jazz Day activities will begin 6:30AM at Soiree Event and Conference Center, 6394 Silver Star Rd (near Powers Drive), Orlando, FL 32818. We'll start with a free Jazzercise for the early risers with fitness coach Shellita Boxer. Then at 7:30AM Yvonne Coleman will lead Jazz & Juice as various media outlets will showcase the Day's planned activities. At noon participants will feast on Jazz and Jambalaya by caterers John & Shirley Stamper. The afternoon highlight will be a live stream of the All-Star Global Concert from Paris, France starting at 1:00PM. Professor Eric Bindler will host a Jazz Anthropology historical review of jazz culture at 4:00PM. And at 6:30PM we'll keep it moving with a Jazz Infusion Happy Hour hosted by Walter C. Lane and Florida Steppers International, Inc. Vendors and artists will be featured throughout the day at Soiree.
Multiple schools in the nearby community will highlight the value of jazz music and education during morning PA Jazz Takeovers (OCPS and OCS). The All-Star Global Concert will also be live streamed at Fashion Square Mall starting at 1:00PM.
Your ticket purchase for Jazz in the Hills Jazz Day will help continue the GO CARES mission of recruiting mentors for our vulnerable young students in the Central Florida area.