CREC’s Greater Hartford’s Academy of the Art‘s The Real Ambassadors (named after jazz great and Connecticut resident Dave Brubeck‘s musical) have been invited to perform at the Olympics Village in London. They are the only high school jazz choir who’ve been invited, and they need donations to go.
The award-winning band, led by Dianne Mower, will also take instrumentalists and chaperones, and after you click on this link, I’m betting you’ll agree they’re more than worth the effort. Dave and Iola Brubeck think they are. They said:
In a sea of over polished, over dressed ‘cookie cutter’ swing choirs, ‘The Real Ambassadors’ from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts stand out as refreshingly ‘real,’ poised to become the next generation of jazz musicians.The extraordinary integration of voices and instrumentalists, create a beauty of sound that has made them the premier high school vocal ensemble in the country. Working together, they are true ambassadors of good will, displaying the depth of their commitment and character, creating music with soul and a wisdom far surpassing their youth.