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West Hartford Musicians to Perform in ‘Jazz for a Cause’

‘Jazz for a Cause’ at Trinity-on-Main on Sunday, Nov. 4, will feature musicians from West Hartford’s Hall High School, and King Philip and Bristow middle schools in a benefit for the Haig Shahverdian Scholarship and Artists Collective.


Each fall, the Hall High School Concert Jazz Band chooses a foundation(s) to support for the annual “Jazz for a Cause” benefit event at Trinity-on-Main on 69 Main St in New Britain, CT.

This year will be our fourth annual “Jazz for a Cause” concert! We are excited to announce that this year’s concert, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) will benefit the Haig Shahverdian Scholarship and Artists Collective.

The Hall Concert Jazz Band, Hall Jazz Band, King Philip and Bristow Jazz Bands, are honored to raise money for Haig Shahverdian Scholarship and Artists Collective and hopes their performances inspire people to realize that jazz, and art in general, is a beautiful way of demonstrating unity and creativity to benefit children.

So how can you help?

Please join us, Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. and remember your contribution will make a difference. Cash contributions at the door will support the efforts of Haig Shahverdian Scholarship and Artists Collective.

About Haig Shahverdian Scholarship

For 40-plus years, Haig committed his professional and personal time to the West Hartford community and Hall’s Pops ‘n Jazz Program. The scholarship recognizes graduating Pops ‘n Jazz ensemble members who have shown timeless dedication during the Pops ‘n Jazz process. If you are unable to join us for the concert, you can contribute directly through this link.

About Artists Collectives

The Artists Collectives has touched the lives of four generations of children and youth. Based on training in the performing, visual arts and cultural awareness youth gain discipline, confidence, self-awareness, and inspiration to reach higher ground. The Artists Collective needs help to continue especially today when the need is even greater. If you are unable to join us for the concert, you can contribute directly here.

About Hall High Jazz Bands

Home to one of the nation’s top high school music programs, Hall High School has produced the musical extravaganza known as “Pops ‘n Jazz” since 1958, a unique and collaborative production featuring the jazz bands, jazz singers, and jazz dancers. The 60th annual Pops ’n Jazz program was held in March of 2018. Students perform for five nights for an audience of more than four thousand, and they have shared the stage with world-renowned artists such as Phil Woods, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Ted Nash, John Daversa, Arturo O’Farrill, John Mosca, and Luis Bonilla. The band has repeatedly been a finalist at the Essentially Ellington Competition and Lincoln Center (most recently in 2018), tours Europe bi-annually, has performed at the White House, and has had many members chosen for the Nationally Grammy Jazz Ensemble. Additionally, the Hall High School Concert Jazz Band recently competed and won first place (February 2016), third place (February 2017) and first place in (February 2018) at the Berklee School of Music’s Jazz Festival in Boston.

About Trinity-on-Main

Trinity-on-Main (TOM) is one of central Connecticut’s most sought-after performance and event spaces and on the National Register of Historic Places. A space for arts, community and culture. For directions and parking information visit their website.

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