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  • Writer's pictureMichael Manson

Extra Extra! MAI Takes Over TV

Last month, MAI and jazz lovers all over the world, celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month. Jazz is one of the foundational American genres in the United States, and four of our students, with our Executive Director in tow, were asked to perform LIVE on WGN TV's Daytime Chicago Show!


It was an amazing opportunity for our students, Josiah McNeal (Drums), Bruce Thompson (Bass), Luka Vodopic (Piano), and Oluwatosin Oni (Saxophone), to be exposed to how a television shows operates live performances. Hosts Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge and the WGN staff made our students feel welcome and it was an awesome time.


Take a moment to check out the performances, and Michael Manson and Josiah McNeal's interview here!








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