Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency recital to take place on July 31



Nassau Valley Vineyards will host the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency Program recital from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, outside Bacchus Grove. There is rain to move around indoors if needed. Participants must bring their own garden chairs. No cooler and no pets will be allowed.

The concert is free to the public with a donation encouraged to be shared between True Blue Jazz Kids – Youth Jazz Initiative and the Boysie Lowery program.

The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency Program is a two-week performance and composition project for the next generation of jazz composers, ages 18-25, who with their talent and passion bring jazz to life. The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residence continues to attract talented jazz musicians from across North America. It accepts 11 to 15 students per year. Featured this year are 15 fine jazz musicians.

The program is named after legendary educator Robert “Boysie” Lowery, who can claim jazz greats like Ernie Watts, Gerald Chavis, Marcus Belgrave and Clifford Brown as his students. Jonathan Whitney, Program Director of the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency, pairs up-and-coming jazz musicians with a wonderful group of seasoned teachers, including Warren Wolf, Aaron Diehl, Aaron Parks and Ari Hoenig.

“As an educator, it’s amazing to watch the residents grow up and to see how strong they are already at such a young age. As a musician, the two week residency gives me the opportunity to hear what’s going on in the minds musically and creatively of the next generation of jazz artists. The music is in good hands, ”said Jonathan Whitney, program chair.

Annual performance returns to the Cape region after a brief hiatus. The concert was held at All Saints Church in Rehoboth Beach, hosted by former rector Father Max Wolfe. The Nassau Valley Vineyards team is thrilled to acquire a wonderful musical heritage.

There will be food and drink including wine, beer, sangria, water, and soda available for purchase. Nassau Valley Vineyards is located at 32165 Winery Way in Lewes.

For more information, call 302-645-9463. The venue will open to guests at 6 p.m.


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