Morgantown’s High Street Jazz Band will swing into Marlinton on May 23 for a pay-what-you-can concert at 7 p.m. as part of the group’s educational tour throughout the state. Based in Morgantown West Virginia, the High Street Jazz Band was established in the fall of 2010 in the hopes of bringing the enjoyment of New Orleans Jazz music to the city. The band released its first album Undercover, in the spring of 2011. The main objective of the ensemble is to promote the welfare of the city of Morgantown and all its residents through public performance. This includes playing for various charity events as well as the bands regular appearance on High St. every Friday night at 10pm.
While in Pocahontas County, the band will be bringing its music and hands-on time with its instruments to Marlinton and Hillsboro elementary school students.
Led by John Fitzmaurice on sousaphone, band members include Alex Higgins and Larry Schwab on trumpet; Anne Stickley, Kenneth Johnson and Elliott “Reid” Hartman on trombone; and Jamal Davidson on saxophone.
Hear the band on West Virginia Public Radio.