LUFKIN, TXThe Angelina Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that JazzReach will return to Lufkin next Tuesday morning, March 3 through Thursday evening, March 5, 2020 for a three-day music residency and public performance. These events are for local high school and college music students for the educational portion and the public is invited to attend an evening Jazz performance at the Temple Theater as part of the Angelina College Jazz Festival. The local press is invited to attend all of these events.

As part of the Alliance’s annual Educational Outreach Series, JazzReach will conduct a three-day residency. These students will experience a series of intimate clinics, workshops and performances where music students will learn jazz technique, jazz history and engage directly with professional jazz musicians who live and work in New York.

Lufkin High School, Diboll High School and Angelina College music students will participate in a series of Jazz clinics and master classes. See attached schedule of events.

The public performance of JazzReach’s Metta Quintet will take place as part of the Angelina College Jazz Festival on Thursday evening. The public performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will also feature the AC Jazz Combo along with the AC Big Band. The Metta Quintent will close the public performance beginning around 8:40 p.m.


Jazz music embodies and puts into esthetic action, the most noble of our democratic ideals and aspirations, requires great creativity, expressivity and physical and mental agility of all its practitioners, is inclusive and accessible to all, and is a stylistic amalgam of the many diverse cultural traditions that comprises our national identity. At its best, like all great art, jazz music turns a mirror on us all and shows us just how beautiful we all are.


Established in 1994, JazzReach is a nationally recognized, NYC-based, 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the promotion, performance, teaching and creation of jazz music.  Through the presentation of our engaging signature educational performances for young audiences, clinics and masterclasses for student musicians and lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions and MainStage concerts for general audiences, the organization is passionately committed to fostering a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of our nation’s rich jazz tradition.

Since the premiere of its debut program in 1997, JazzReach has successfully positioned itself as the leading provider of live educational programming on the subject. Its programs have triumphantly served and impacted the lives of over a half-million students nationwide in partnership with many of the country’s most distinguished performing arts presenters and garnered unanimous praise from arts professionals, educators, students, parents, the media and the jazz community alike.

The organization typically presents more than 50 performances of its signature programs and services in more than 25 U.S. communities every year and serves more than 30,000 people of all ages annually. More info:

“We are thrilled to be able to give local students unique educational opportunities that expand and enhance what they learn in the classroom. Jazz music is a proud American tradition and we hope to inspire a new generation of young people to love and appreciate this art form,” said Jennifer Allen, Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance.

The Angelina Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich, entertain and educate by presenting and promoting the performing arts. The annual Schooltime and Educational Outreach Series is underwritten by funding from the T.L.L. Temple Foundation.

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