Darien High School will host its sixth Annual Jazz Jamboree at 4 p.m., Friday, March 1 at the high school auditorium. Twelve area high school ensembles will be competing. Admission is $5.
— an announcement from DHS Band Parents
The Darien High School jazz ensemble, fresh off its performance at the Berklee College of Music high school jazz festival will be playing 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.He died in Darien on Jan. 20, 1996, at the age of 68. You can read a Wikipedia article about him here.
The Darien High School jazz ensemble is conducted by Jonathan Grauer.