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Archipelago, Dixieland Jazz Big Band
February 23 EST$25 – $30
Join us at St Francis Episcopal Church for a performance by Archipelago, a New Orleans type Jazz Brass Band! Six professional musicians playing trumpet, trombone, sax, tuba, drums and piano will be raising the roof in a Mardi Gras celebration.
Archipelago is a non-profit music education ensemble dedicated to advocating for musical arts through performance, residency and consultation. Archipelago’s mission is to educate and inspire audiences from diverse ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic populations by immersing them in a world of musical styles, including classical, funk, ’20s jazz, polka, New Orleans Second Line, big-band swing and even a few pop classics.
Comprising the ensemble is a group of highly trained musicians from the U.S., Canada, Austria and Germany. The group has toured across the U.S., South America and Europe, performing and presenting workshops for thousands of students and adults.
A leader in the El-Sistema USA movement, Archipelago has been performing workshops and running music camps for the past decade to underserved youth, centering on developing life skills and leadership through the collaborative and creative process of collective composition. Archipelago music education programs encourages students to generate original ideas and approaches, evaluate choices and build on prior experience to improve and realize their potential as young artists, creators and leaders. As a performance practice, Archipelago believes in including students is some fashion in their performances and may have some of the local student talent from Stamford perform with them for a couple selections.