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  • Writer's pictureMichael Manson

Celebrate Jazz and Check Out Our Melody, all Month Long at MAIChicago!

April is not just another month; it's Jazz Appreciation Month, a time when we celebrate the rich heritage and influence of jazz music on our culture. At Musical Arts Institute (MAI), we are excited to join in this celebration while also gearing up for a series of events that showcase our dedication to musical education and performance.

History of Jazz Appreciation Month: Jazz Appreciation Month began in 2001, initiated by the National Museum of American History to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz.

April was chosen as the month for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tito Puente, among others. Since then, Jazz Appreciation Month has grown into a global celebration, highlighting the significance of jazz as an art form and its enduring impact on the world of music.

MAI Events:

  1. Choir Day at Chicago State University - April 18th: Join us at Chicago State University on April 18th for Choir Day, where our talented students will showcase their vocal skills and passion for choral music. It promises to be an inspiring day filled with harmonies and melodies that will uplift your spirit.

  2. Drumline Day at Chicago State University - April 24th: On April 24th, experience the rhythmic energy and percussive beats of Drumline Day at Chicago State University. Our drumline performers will mesmerize you with their precision and talent, showcasing the dynamic nature of percussion in music.

  3. Spring Recital - April 28th: Save the date for our Spring Recital on April 28th, held at Chicago State University's Breakey Theater - Douglas Hall. This is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our students, as they take the stage to demonstrate their musical prowess across various instruments and genres. It's a celebration of achievement and the power of music to unite and inspire.

Springing into the NEW MAI: As we embrace the spirit of renewal and growth this season, MAI is excited to announce that we're springing into the NEW MAI with more behind-the-scenes videos and contests via our social media platforms. Follow us on social media to stay updated and engage with our vibrant community of music enthusiasts. There's always something new and exciting happening at MAI, and we can't wait to share it with you!

This Jazz Appreciation Month, join Musical Arts Institute in celebrating the timeless artistry of jazz while also experiencing the talent and dedication of our students at Choir Day, Drumline Day, and our Spring Recital. Follow us on social media as we embark on a journey of discovery and creativity, together shaping the future of musical arts. Let's make this April a month to remember!

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