Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Young Artists Invited to Apply for Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead , a music residency program for jazz musicians, April 3-14, in Washington, D.C.

The Jazz Ahead program identifies out- standing, emerging jazz artists in their mid-teens and twenties, and brings them together under the tutelage of experienced artist-instructors who coach and counsel them, helping to polish their performance, composing, and arranging skills.

The week-long residency program includes daily workshops and rehearsals with established jazz artists and culminates in three concerts on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage that will be broadcast live over the Internet.

Serious U.S. and international jazz musicians in their mid-teens to late-twenties are invited to apply. Applicants must be;

1) under age 30;

2) proficient in English; and

3) performers as well as composers. Jazz Ahead alumni who have participated in two residencies are ineligible to apply.

The Kennedy Center will provide travel to and from Washington, D.C.; a modest honorarium to cover meal expenses; and lodging at a local hotel for all participants.

There is no application fee or tuition. Visit the Kennedy Center Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

Deadline: November 17,

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