More and more young musicians are learning about Local 802 through the Jazz Mentors Student Jam series, supported in part by the Music Performance Trust Fund. Each Student Jam is hosted by our fantastic house band, led by Local 802 member Henry Conerway III. We open the union’s doors to any young jazz student who wants to learn, play and have fun! Local 802 is committed to the next generation of jazz musicians. Join us!
The Jazz Mentors Student Jam series continued last month with performances by students who came from as far away from Asbury Park and Secaucus. The rhythm section included bandleader and drummer Henry Conerway III, bassist Hilliard Greene and pianist Miki Yamanaka. As always, the quality of student musicianship was high, and the educational environment was warm, nurturing and informative. The next Jazz Mentors Student Jam session is slated for Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. Details will be posted at www.Local802afm.org/jazz-mentors.
– Todd Bryant Weeks