High school kids. From Montana. Who play jazz. Their BIG GIG is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem in NYC in May! Featuring Groovetrail's Flathead Ellington Project and Florida-based jazz trumpet phenom Summer Camargo, these jazz cocktail hour performances will raise funds for the student's trip to NYC in May and for Groovetrail's programs.
April 18th at the Bigfork Inn. Doors open at 6:30. Beverages and food available for purchase.
April 19th at Cypress Yard in Whitefish. Doors open at 5:00. Wine and Beer available for purhcase.
Groovetrail's Flathead Ellington Project is an all-star jazz ensemble of students from four different schools in the valley who have been studying the music of the great American composer Duke Ellingon. Led by Sky Thoreson, Mark McCrady and David Johnke with mentorship by Erica von Kleist, the group is gearing up to represent Montana at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Summer Camargo is an award-winning trumpet player from Fort Lauderdale Florida. A member of Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz Ensemble, Summer has written music for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and has been a featured performer at the Essentailly Ellington Festival in New York.
If you cannot attend either event, you're invited to purchase a $20 "donation ticket", which will be given to a high school music student who would like to attend a performance.