Darien High School will host its fifth Annual Jazz Jamboree at 4 p.m., Friday, March 2 at the high school Auditorium. Thirteen area and New York high school ensembles will be competing. Admission is $5.
The Darien High School jazz ensemble, fresh off its best-ever third place finish at the Berklee College of Music high school jazz festival will be performing to close the evening.
This year, through the generosity of Darien’s own Gerry and Franca Mulligan Foundation, the award to the outstanding soloist of the competition will be the Gerry Mulligan Award. Gerry Mulligan is considered an all-time jazz legend as both a musician and composer.
The Darien High School jazz ensemble is conducted by Jonathan Grauer.