Woodbridge students who have learned jazz at the hands of masters will be showcasing their skills this Saturday.
The Jazz House Kids, the group that helped instruct student musicians from the township's three high schools will hold a free concert 6:30 pm on January 26 at the Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue.
Jazz House Kids, a program based in Montclair, exists to celebrate one of America's native musical forms, and "to share, appreciate and learn about the jazz experience," as they say on their website.
In addition to hometown musicians from Colonia High School, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and Woodbridge High School, the concert will feature performances by national jazz pros Ted Chubb, Mike Lee and Lee Hogans.
“The idea was to offer a full-fledged jazz residency to Woodbridge students in their school,” says Ryan Maloney, Education Director for Jazz House Kids, in a statement. “We knew there was a lot of interest in jazz in the schools, and the three band directors from Colonia, JFK and Woodbridge have done a terrific job getting their students ready.”