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We are hosting the AMIS Jazz Music Festival!

ISA is gearing up to welcome a group of talented young jazz musicians from across the globe who will arrive in the Granite City this week.

Almost 100 students from 16 international schools from countries including Thailand, South Korea, and Brazil, will be welcomed to our campus to take part in the 2022 AMIS (Association of Music in International Schools) Jazz Festival & Jazz Skills Workshop.

The musicians, who will unite to form a Big Band, a Vocal Jazz Ensemble and 3 Jazz Combos, will perform in the AMIS Jazz Combo Night on Friday evening (September 30th) followed by the AMIS Big Band Gala Concert on Saturday night (October 1st).

The public is invited to attend both events, which are free of charge.

As well as the main evening performances, the weekend will also incorporate a series of workshops with jazz professionals from Germany, Spain, and the United States.

The event marks the first time the jazz festival has been held anywhere in the world since 2019.

Kent Walter, Fine Arts Co-ordinator at ISA, said: “We are honoured to welcome a talented ensemble of musicians from all over the world with many more students, including our own ISA musicians, being offered the chance to extend their jazz skills over the weekend in the specially organised workshops designed to hone their talent and explore different skills.

We are focused on supporting the next generation of accomplished performers and we are incredibly proud to be hosting the return of this festival. We are looking forward to filling our school theatre with the lively and captivating sound of jazz music after three years of silence!”

The AMIS Jazz Combo Night will begin at 6pm on Friday with the AMIS Big Band Gala Concert taking place at 7.30pm on Saturday night. Both performances will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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