FAME Jazz Ensemble Performs

The FAME Jazz Ensemble was in concert in the Terrace Theatre of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Ensemble performed a medley of smooth jazz and holiday favorites.

The FAME Jazz Ensemble’s music director is award-winning saxophonist Langston Hughes II, a 2019 FAME graduate and current freshman at Howard University. The Ensemble will perform at 1pm on Christmas Eve, December 24th, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. WHUR’s Jacquie Gales Webb will introduce the students.

FAME, the Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, is a regional nonprofit based in Prince George’s County Maryland.  The Ensemble, a component of the signature FAME Jazz Band Program, was created in 2015 by FAME’s Founder, Ms. A. Toni Lewis. The founding artistic director was Nat Adderley, Jr, former Music Director for Luther Vandross.

The FAME Jazz Band Program provides year-round high caliber music & academic instruction to talented Prince George’s County middle school and high school youth until they graduate from high school. The students perform on major stages around the country and learn the discipline for college and career success. Students participate in music theory, technology and instrumental programs at the University of Maryland School of Music and other performing arts venues. The FAME Jazz Band released its debut CD this year with support from the United Parcel Service (UPS), Pepco, an Exelon company & the Prince George’s County Government.

For more information go to FAMEmusic.org.