The Belmont School District's Department of Fine & Performing Arts is presenting its annual Jazz Night tonight, Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium.
Sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank, the evening will feature performances by the High School and Chenery Middle School jazz ensembles, directed by Arto Asadoorian and Sharon Phipps, respectively. The audience can look forward to hearing a wide variety of selections spanning decades of jazz history; from the early swing sounds of Benny Goodman, to 1950s bebop, to contemporary jazz, Latin and funk.
Special guest artist, Walt Bostian – who is currently performing with one of Broadway in Boston’s musicals and is one of the most sought-after trombonists in the Boston area – will be on stage with the groups. Bostian plays in several jazz ensembles and is, as well, a highly accomplished classical musician. Bostian has visited the school's bands regularly over the past few months, working with students on everything from stylistic jazz playing to general instrumental technique.
Admission is free.