Vincent Gardner & Reggie Thomas from Jazz at Lincoln Center at JMI

What a weekend!  JMI had the privilege of hosting Vincent Gardner and Reggie Thomas from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.  Vince and Reggie spent 4 days in Brisbane taking various workshops with JMI students, performances at JMI Live and the Brisbane Jazz Club, as well as facilitating the Essentially Ellington Teachers Conference at the Queensland Multicultral Centre.  The Teachers Conference was a great success with highschool teachers from around Australia gaining an amazing perspective and insight into how to swing and interpret Ellington music.  Here’s some of the comments from the teachers on the weekend:

“Absolutely brilliant… Best clinic I’ve been to. Please do it again!!”

“Great conference – absolutely amazing”

“Talk about inspiring, encouraging, fun and enjoyable – just what being a motivated teacher is about – what a great refuel!”

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