Positions Now Open Within Franklin School for the Performing Arts' Jazz Krewe

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) invites area instrumentalists, ages 12 and older, to jam with two of Boston's best musicians, drummer Kenny Hadley and saxophonist Arnie Krakowsky, on Saturday afternoons at 2-4 p.m. from January 11 - March 22. Hadley and Krakowsky will lead FSPA's Jazz Krewe, an instrumental ensemble open to musicians of all levels that will explore such genres as jazz, R&B, rock, blues, funk and pop. The weekly ensemble sessions will provide students with the opportunity to supplement their instrumental studies in a dynamic, hands-on way. Hadley will also direct FSPA's Groovemasters percussion ensemble, exploring Latin drumming techniques and solo, ensemble and orchestral work, with participation by invitation only.

Hadley and Krakowsky are renowned Boston-area musicians who've worked with legends in the industry. Kenny Hadley has played throughout the United States, Europe and South America and has performed with many well-known musicians, including Van Morrison, Dizzy Gillespie, The Count Basie Orchestra, Peter Wolf, The Drifters and Rebecca Parris. Arnie Krakowsky has toured and performed with the iconic Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Artie Shaw Band, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many others. Both are accomplished professionals committed to teaching, who bring extensive real-world experience, knowledge and understanding to mentor students in their training, growth and development.

FSPA's Music Department offers private instruction in all instruments and at any level, whether for recreational interest or serious study. Small ensemble coaching, theory classes and ear training support students' interests in music genres ranging from classical and jazz to contemporary pop and rock. The school's unparalleled calendar of performing opportunities includes student recitals and chamber music ensembles. Founded by Director Raye Lynn Mercer in 1985, FSPA has been dedicated to the enjoyment of the arts for all ages and to the artistic growth and development of young people. With extensive programming in music, dance and drama, FSPA brings the performing arts disciplines together under one roof in downtown Franklin.

Registration is ongoing for all FSPA programs. For enrollment and tuition information regarding Jazz Krewe or Groovemasters, contact Kim Rezendes at krezendes@fspaonline.com or call 508-528-8668. Visit www.fspaonline.com for more information about FSPA's class schedule, course catalogue, faculty and performance calendar.

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