Fairfield University's Summer Jazz Workshop receives grant from The Mockingbird Foundation


Fairfield University is pleased to announce that a $5,000 grant has been awarded to its Summer Jazz Workshop by the Mockingbird Foundation. These funds will support six scholarships for talented youth of Connecticut who lack the financial resources to participate in the program.

Founded in 1997, The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization of fans of the alternative music group, Phish, and supports music education for children. The Foundation has already expended nearly $135,000 for youth music programs throughout the United States.

The School of Continuing Education has offered the six-day residential Summer Jazz Workshop for the past seven years. Directed by jazz musician and composer, Brian Torff, the Workshop combines jazz instruction, improvisation, and theory with all the resources and facilities of the Fairfield University campus. The University's grant will also support a stipend for a special visiting artist selected from New City's top jazz professionals.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 110