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Our goal is to inspire these students to carry forward the historic jazz music legacy long associated with the city of Memphis.
The free Front Porch Music Series is a spontaneous and unique live performance within the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library’s main lobby where the community gathers to up with friends, meet neighbors, and explore the library. Next up is African American artist and art-educator, sculptor, painter, musician, will perform February 13 at the Hooks Library, February 14, he will facilitate an after-school workshop with youth at Carpenter Art Garden, and February 15 lecture to the combined Lester Prep Middle and Cornerstone Elementary followed by a 90- minute workshop for each age group. Both schools are located in the Binghampton neighborhood of Benjamin Hooks Central Library.
The Overton CAPA Jazz Orchestra has been a vibrant force in the Memphis, Tennessee region for several decades. The orchestra attracts top students who pursue post-secondary studies and professional careers in music. Overton CAPA strives to set a national standard by which other jazz programs may model. Overton High School we produce stars in the classroom and on the stage!"