Jazz Night 2012

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Langston Hughes Academy (LHA) will host its third annual LHA Jazz Night Benefit Concert on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m., with a stellar line up of New Orleans musical greats. The show is on the Wednesday in between Jazz Fest weekends and immediately following the Marcia Ball Wednesday at the Square event. The benefit will also have a silent auction including an international vacation, artwork, shopping sprees, and Dear World student pictures. All proceeds will fund the students’ end-of-year field trips, band instruments, and books for the new library.

The all-star line-up of performers includes Big Sam, Jeremy Davenport, Naydja Cojoe, Delfeayo Marsalis, Troy Sawyer, Michael Baptiste, Sasha & Steve Masakowski, Sharon Martin, Leslie Smith, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, and Craig Paddock featuring Grammy-winning bassist and LHA Music Teacher David Pulphus. Spoken Word artist Gian Smith will also be filling the interludes with his melodic poetry. Cash bar will be available at the show, along with light snacks for purchase.

“This show is going to highlight not only the talent of the town but some of the talented musicians that work with our amazing students at Langston Hughes Academy each day.,” said Mark Martin, Elementary School Principal at Langston Hughes Academy. “Our supportive school community, especially Ms. Naydja Cojoe, have worked extremely hard to make this event a success. The concert will help provide a means for us to further the opportunities our scholars get to experience.”

Langston Hughes Academy is an open-enrollment college preparatory, public charter school in the Gentilly/Fairgrounds neighborhood. As a K-8 elementary-middle school, Langston Hughes is committed to providing all scholars with the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to succeed in high school, college and the world beyond.

The Details

Wednesday, May 2

Langston Hughes Academy presents...

Jazz Night 2012

featuring Big Sam, Jeremy Davenport, Troy Sawyer, Michael Baptiste, Naydja Cojoe, Delfeayo Marsalis and more!

Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
Tickets: $20 advance, $30 door
Ages: 18+

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