Contributions for the Duck Jazz Festival Educational Workshops are now being accepted. Nationally-known jazz performer, Adrian Crutchfield, will share tips and have jam sessions with First Flight and Manteo High School Jazz Band members on Friday, October 7, 2011. Students will have a unique opportunity to take part in a question and answer session and work on musical composition with Crutchfield, known for his neo-soul and jazz sound. Any size contributions are welcome and appreciated. To assist with this educational outreach portion of the Duck Jazz Festival, please make checks payable Outer Banks Community Foundation and include: “Duck Jazz Festival Fund” in the memo line. Donations should be mailed to Outer Banks Community Foundation13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Contributions made through the Outer Banks Community Foundation are tax deductible. Contributors will be recognized in the Duck Jazz Festival brochure.
Adrian Crutchfield of Charlotte, North Carolina, only in his twenties, began shining at the age of four when he received his first saxophone from acclaimed jazz artist Kenny G. This saxophone aficionado is poised and ready to become one of his generation’s most prolific and successful professional musicians.
The Duck Jazz Festival is a cultural event which brings nearly 5,000 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 5th Annual Duck Jazz Festival is set for Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. The Festival is free and will be begin at 11:00 a.m., with gates set to open at 10:00 a.m. This year’s performers include: TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci and Karen Briggs, Adrian Crutchfield, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and The Kirsten Thien Band.