A Night to Remember with Cécile McLorin Salvant

As a young singing sensation, Cécile McLorin Salvant won her first Grammy Award in 2019 for her jazz vocal album The Window! Born in Miami, Cécile has been hailed as the finest young singer in jazz. In 2016, she made her debut appearance in San Diego at the Symphony Bayside Summer Nights representing “The Future of Jazz,” and was backed up by a select trio from the International Academy of Jazz, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization. She spoke openly to the San Diego Union Tribune about music and fear (See Article: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sdut-cecile-mclorin-salvant-interview-2016aug13-htmlstory.html). In this article, she reflects on how, even

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DEC 21: A Holiday Celebration of Jazz

Produced by Students & Partners of the International Academy of Jazz Date: Dec 21, 2019 Place: Grossmont College Recital Hall (Building 26)8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020 Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm Tickets: $10/ea* DEC 21 Concert Tickets One $10.00 USD Two $20.00 USD Three $30.00 USD Four $40.00 USD Five $50.00 USD Donation $100.00 USD RSVP: By Dec 14th Pre-Event (2:00pm): Silent Auction & Appetizers with Our SponsorsCome early to mingle with our students, staff, and sponsors and view raffle prizes that make great Holiday gifts for yourself or others. We will announce auction winners after the concert.

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Parkway Plaza Performance Shines

Ambassadors, Dominic and Nathan concentrate while Max let's their solos shine during a recent performance at Parkway Plaza.  Visitors were treated to jazz music while they had some lunch or started their holiday shopping!  The International Academy of Jazz was happy to perform for the Starwood Retail Property and looks forward to performing again during this holiday season.

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IAJ Ambassadors perform – Ronald McDonald House

Once again, IAJ is honored our Ambassadors perform throughout the season at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families caring for children with serious or life-threatening illnesses. Our performance furthers our mission to Keep Hopes, Dreams and Jazz alive by seeking to connect children, their families, and students with music as part of their healing journey. We are deeply grateful for this opportunity to be part of this amazing community.

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New Breed Brass Band Concert February 28th !

Art Power is committed to providing opportunities for IAJ students to experience music at its finest.  We appreciate their support and we are looking forward to the New Breed Brass Band concert on February 28th! This band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass-band tradition. It’s easy to predict a great night of music is in our future!

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PARENT ORIENTATION/ROUNDTABLE

September 29, 2018 Grossmont Community College – A Presentation during student class times.   Families will review the year and open up discussion with our Executive Director, Guy Gonzales, and visiting Board Members. Light refreshments will be provided by IAJSD. Hope to see you there!

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Audition Day !

IAJ jazz student Fall Semster 2017

DECEMBER 16, 2017 is AUDITION DAY ! Saturday December 16 is Audition Day ! Auditions will be held at Grossmont College in the Music Building from 10am-1pm. While new and returning students audition, parents can enjoy a cup of coffee and socialize with other IAJSD families. Be sure to sign up for a placement audition on link below. We hope to see you see you there! https://www.iajsd.org/enroll/ Thank you all for your support! It is looking like another great year for IAJSD!

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Viejas Performance

Saturday, Nov 4 IAJ students will be performing at Viejas before the Opening of Southern California’s Largest Outdoor Ice Skating Rink. Every winter, the Viejas Outlet Center transforms one section of green lawn into a winter wonderland that includes an outdoor ice rink, grounds decked out with holiday lights, entertainment, and a seasonal water show in their food court. Our students will perform jazz standards from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the middle of the Outlet Center, and afterwards, under the glow of holiday lights, guests and visitors can glide around the rink or enjoy seasonal goodies from 5pm-10pm. The Casino and Resort is

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Fall 2017 Audition Sign-up

Auditions can be scheduled.    Please call 619.794.0189 You'll be tested on: 1) Sight-reading, 2) Jazz melody solo* and 3) Improvisation* of your choosing. * Please provide your backing tracks for the melody and improvisation on an MP3 or device of your choosing.     Sign up by completing the form here.

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