Jazz House Kids Awarded NEA Grant For a Master Class With Chick Corea and Christian McBride


The National Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of their 2011 Challenge America Award, with Montclair’s Jazz House Kids one of six recipients in New Jersey and the only winner in Essex County.

The $10,000 NEA grant will help support the June 2 Inside the Jazz Note® High School Masterclass, an all-day Jazz House Kids program of teaching and performance for high school bands and their teachers from throughout New Jersey. 

 This year, Jazz House Kids is honored to feature piano legend and 15-time Grammy Winner Chick Corea, who along with Christian McBride (acclaimed bassist and Jazz House Kids board member) will conduct the class. The class will be held at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).

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