Jazz on the Lawn

April 04, 2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Bring your chairs and enjoy jazz music under the stars on April 13 and 21 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. outside the Alumni Music Center. Performers for the Jazz on the Lawn event will be, the College Street Jazz Collection joined by alumni pianist Shannon Pinkney, a former member of the College Street Jazz Connection, who currently is a professional pianist based in Columbia. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will also be available for sale.
This event was developed by Dr. Barry McGinnis, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Combos at Newberry College. It will provide Newberry College music students with an opportunity to showcase what they have been learning in their studies, while raising funds to benefit the College Street Jazz Connection. Monies raised will be used to buy new music and help fund their participation in educational jazz festivals, such as New Orleans’ Crescent City Jazz Festival. These festivals provide hands-on learning opportunities where students work with professional jazz clinicians and hear other college and university ensembles, as well as professional ensembles. Dr. McGinnis is planning for Jazz on the Lawn to become an annual community event.
For more information about this event, please contact Jacqueline Hunt, Special Events Coordinator for Newberry College at

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