Contributions for the Duck Jazz Festival Educational Workshops are now being accepted. Duane Smith and Nakia Madry-Smith of The Fuzz Band will share tips and play music with First Flight and Manteo High School Jazz Band members on Friday, October 5, 2012. Students will have a unique opportunity to take part in a question and answer session and work on musical composition with these talented musicians and music educators from Hampton, Virginia.
Any size contributions are welcome and appreciated. To assist with this educational outreach portion of the Festival, please make checks payable to the Outer Banks Community Foundation and include: “Duck Jazz Festival Fund” in the memo line. Donations should be mailed to Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, North Carolina 27949. Contributions made through the Outer Banks Community Foundation are tax deductible. Contributions will be recognized in the Duck Jazz Festival brochure.
The Duck Jazz Festival is a cultural event which brings in nearly 7,000 people to Duck over Columbus Day weekend. Each year, the Town brings national, regional, and local jazz artists to Duck for this premier jazz event. The Duck Jazz Festival is offered to our Outer Banks community as a free event and is designed to provide a unique entertainment opportunity for residents and visitors right here on the Outer Banks. The Sixth Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The event will be held at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina. This free, all-day event is open to the public and will begin at 11:00 a.m., with gates set to open at 10:00 a.m. This year’s performers include: The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Paula Atherton, The Fuzz Band, and Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen.
For more information about the Festival, visit the Duck Jazz Festival page of this site.