The U.Va. Jazz Ensemble does more than just jazz

Written by Ellie Bowen/Cavalier Daily: 

After the harrowing events of Aug. 11, the University community responded in variety of ways ranging from bake sales to community gatherings. Of these various events, one of the most inspiring and creative took place Sunday, April 15 with the partnering of the University Jazz Ensemble and the nonprofit group Jazz4Justice. The event allowed the community to gather and connect through the soul and power of African-American jazz. 

The ensemble partnered with the nonprofit group Jazz4Justice in order to raise funds for the local Legal Aid office. Originating at George Mason University School of Music in 2002, Jazz4Justice has partnered with eight universities throughout Virginia and subsequently has raised over $400,000 in funds. 

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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176