Annual Darien High School Jazz Jamboree on Friday, March 1

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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.

DHS Jazz Ensemble Feb 6 2019

DPS Music Department News blog

The award winning DHS Jazz Ensemble performed Feb. 6 at the Sweet Night of Jazz event at Middlesex Middle School.

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Photo by William P. Gottlieb

Gerry Mulligan in about the 1980s

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.

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