Jazz Workshop buttons play multiple roles at the Jazz Workshop

Twentieth-century jazz great Charles Mingus and buttons both play multiple roles in contemporary music.

Non-profit organization LET MY CHILDREN HEAR MUSIC promotes the African-American composer with events like the upcoming Mingus High School Competition taking place from February 13-15th in New York, where a new blue button will service as a souvenir and identification for participants.  Shannon Manning explains,

“Students from around the country are going to be in town competing, learning more about playing Mingus music at workshops with some of the top musicians, and seeing concerts.  There is a big free Mingus Orchestra concert at St. Bart’s on Saturday the 13th and the button will be VIP pass for the students to their reserved seating.”

Mingus left behind the largest legacy of composition in American music after Duke EllingtonClick here to learn more.

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