Potomac State College Jazz Ensemble to Participate in JAM

Jazz Jam

Potomac State College and the Jazz Ensemble in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month will be hosting two concerts at the Church-McKee Arts Center in April.

On Tuesday April 17 the Potomac State College of WVU College-Community Jazz Ensemble will host its annual Jazz Invitational concert at 7 p.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center auditorium in Keyser, West Virginia, and is part of the area’s celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Director Fred Kesner has established the event in order to provide a venue to showcase the area’s top school jazz ensembles. This year, bands who have accepted invitations to date are Braddock Middle, Washington Middle, Keyser High, Mountain Ridge High, Hampshire High, and Fort Hill High School. The concert is free and open to the public.

On Monday April 30 the Potomac State College of WVU College-Community Jazz Ensemble will take the stage at 7:30 pm for their annual spring concert and is the final event in the area’s celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Under the direction of Fred Kesner, the 17-member musical ensemble consists of community members ranging from active or retired music teachers to others who work in a variety of professions. This jazz ensemble is very unique to the area and definitely worth a trip to the Church-McKee Arts Center at Potomac State. The concert is free and open to the public.

For the Jazz Jam's complete schedule click here. pdf