Up & Coming Weekly

March 26, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 UCW 13 Fayetteville State University's Department of Performing and Fine Arts presents its FSU Jazz Day Festival for middle school and high school jazz bands and jazz combos Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A concert featuring the Tia Fuller Jazz Quartet will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Seabrook Audi- torium, which is located on the campus of the university. "e jazz festival started last year to basically help students in our region in the jazz field — to help develop jazz programs and to help develop more appreciation for jazz itself," said Ron- ald Carter, coordinator of the jazz festival and distinguished professor in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at FSU. "is year, I am bringing in Grammy-nominated Tia Fuller, who is a performing saxophonist for Beyoncé. She still plays and records around the world with differ- ent people." e festival will include workshops, clinics and performances. "At 1:15 p.m., we will have jazz clinics presented by FSU's jazz faculty and by Tia Fuller's jazz group," said Carter. "e workshops will be about how to use instruments to play jazz, how to develop the concepts, tone and language of jazz, how to play within the jazz ensemble and more." Carter added the clinics will feature drums, saxophone, piano, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trom- bone and other jazz instruments. e first band will play at 8:30 a.m. "We will have high schools from South Carolina and North Carolina and two college groups play- ing," said Carter. "We have Shaw University's jazz band. Benedict College's jazz band from Colum- bia, South Carolina, will play too." Carter added that next year the jazz festival will be bigger and that he aims to eventually start having a historically black college jazz festival. "is event is educational and motivational — (it's) a great mentorship opportunity and allows participants to meet the students (and) the jazz professors and music professors at Fayetteville State as well," said Carter. "It is community outreach for the colleges that are coming in and also for the students that are coming in from other states as well as Raleigh and the sur- rounding areas." All events before 5 p.m. will be free. e clin- ics are open to the public. e registration fee is $200 for each participating school. General admission for the Tia Fuller Jazz Quartet concert is $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, to register or obtain ticket infor- mation, email Carter at rcarter11@uncfsu.edu. Tickets can be purchased at www.etix.com. Fayetteville State University hosts jazz festival by DR. SHANESSA FENNER EVENT DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Prin- cipal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910 484-6200. Tia Fuller, a Grammy-nominated performing saxophonist who has toured with Beyoncé, is performing at FSU April 6. Photo by Jerris Madison Westwood Shopping Center & Fort Bragg L O C A L V E T E R A N O W N E D B U S I N E S S Westwood: 439 Westwood Shopping Center 910.860.1220 | theupsstorelocal.com/2974 Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg Mini-Mall 910.436.7877 | theupsstorelocal.com/4787 Steve & Debbie Milburn, Owners We Specialize in: ANYTHING! We Print, Pack & Ship! • Acrylic Photos • Photo Stickers • Magnets • Custom Puzzles • Signs • Banners • Business Cards • Digital & Wide Format Printing • Notary Services • Mailbox Solutions • UPS/ USPS/DHL Shipping • Packaging Material/ Supplies • Special Teacher Discounts • AND MUCH MORE! Print/Sign Shop The UPS Store We s t w o o d & Fo r t B r a g g Wishing you an Eggcellent Easter! Hop on in to see us!

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