Jazz Alliance International Announces "Jazz Up Your Campus" Contest and www.gotjazz.info


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Jazz Alliance International, Inc. (JAI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to significantly expanding the global jazz audience through education, leadership and advocacy today announced its “Jazz Up Your Campus" Contest and its new web site www.gotjazz.info, an innovative gateway into the world of jazz and the jazz lifestyle. Dig hip-hop?, R&B?, Pop?... www.gotjazz.info celebrates the continuum of jazz and demonstrate how jazz relates to today's most celebrated artists.

The www.gotjazz.info “Jazz Up Your Campus" contest is designed to engage creative, culturally aware students and encourage them to learn more about jazz and contribute to a nationwide music promotion, bringing jazz music and culture to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) nationwide. Students are encouraged to submit an essay concept (300-500 words) on introducing young, diverse populations on HBCU campuses to jazz, incorporating the major tenants of jazz including freedom, expressionism and innovation. Concepts should include an outline or fulfillment strategy, the number of targeted students, campus/student involvement and the use of current technology. All submissions will be entered in a chance to win round-trip airfare plus four days and three nights in New York City and participation in the “largest gathering of the global ja! zz community".

Visit www.gotjazz.info for complete contest rules and regulations and to discover more about jazz culture.

Visit http://www.gotjazz.info/downloads.html to add a banner ad to YOUR website and promote the contest!

www.gotjazz.info is a program of Jazz Alliance International, Inc. (JAI) www.jazzai.org and is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), the Urban League and Howard University's Jazz and Theatre Departments.

JAI is a subsidiary of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) www.iaje.org and is dedicated to expanding the audience and visibility of jazz and, through education, leadership and advocacy, seeks to raise the profile of the jazz art form and foster better working relationships within the global jazz community.

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