NOCCA Jazz Student Selected For National Tour

St. Tammany Parish New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Student Miles Berry Chosen To Be Part Of Thelonious Monk National Performing Arts High School All-Star Jazz Sextet

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Level IV Jazz student Miles Berry has been selected to the 2013 Thelonious Monk National Performing Arts High School All-Star Jazz Sextet as saxophonist. This St. Tammany Parish, Mandeville High School student will take part in an all-expenses-paid, weeklong performance tour in Los Angeles with internationally renowned jazz recording artist Terell Stafford.

Miles, along with his peers from across the country and Mr. Stafford, will perform and present peer-to-peer masterclasses in public schools throughout Los Angeles in an effort to teach like-age audiences about jazz and the important American values it represents: teamwork, unity, with ethnic diversity. The trip, planned for March 3-8, will be rounded out with interesting and educational field trips.

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