Outstanding Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combos from eight area high schools and middle schools will participate in this year's 53rd Annual Fortier-Gerbrecht Jazz Invitational Concert sponsored by Baton Rouge Magnet High School Instrumental Music Department and Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble.
Opening the Concert will be the St. George Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John Gerbrecht himself. The line-up also includes returning ensembles that are known for delivering stellar Invitational performances every year: BRMHS Jazz Ensemble, EBR Talented Combo, McKinley High Combo, Catholic High Jazz Ensemble, St. Michael High Jazz Ensemble, Dunham High Jazz Ensemble, Central High Jazz Ensemble. Over the years, the Jazz Invitational Concert has proven to be a great showcase of talented young jazz musicians.
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.