Thank you, Low Ball Louies, for your 2023 Community Partnership!

Thank you, Low Ball Louies, for your 2023 Community Partnership!

Thanks to HAPCO Board Member Russell Myers for making the connection! Headquartered in Winter Garden, Florida, Low Ball Louies has nine locations in Central Florida: Winter Haven, Apopka, Bartow, Lake Wales, Lady Lake, Mulberry and Davenport. The family owned and operated business has been in the cigar industry for four […]

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Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation 2023 Community Partnership

Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation 2023 Community Partnership

Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation, for your 2023 Community Partnership! Founded by Cathy Powers in 2005, the non-profit works exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, promoting and producing music events for the greater good of the community. Their 2022 Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, Nov 3-6, was a sellout, […]

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An incredible night of jazz from the Ron Carter Trio

An incredible night of jazz from the Ron Carter Trio

Over 700 people joined us to experience an incredible night of jazz from the Ron Carter Trio in Oakland, Florida on Sep 24, 2022! The legendary bassist was accompanied by Russell Malone, guitar, and Donald Vega, piano. The Orlando Youth Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Jesus Lopez kicked off […]

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Free HAPCO master class at Maynard Evans High School

Free HAPCO master class at Maynard Evans High School

HAPCO clinician Michele Fernández conducted a free HAPCO master class on October 19, 2022 at Maynard Evans High School in Orlando. It included three workshops: “One Stop Rhythm Shop,” Original Works Reading Session, and Conquering the Fear of Improvising and Breaking Psychological Barriers. University of Florida’s Director of Jazz Studies […]

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Wycliffe Gordon Gives Pointers at Summer Jazz Camp

Wycliffe Gordon Gives Pointers at Summer Jazz Camp

In 2017, Preston Rupert had been playing trumpet for about a month. At our Summer Jazz Camp, one of our HAPCO Clinicians, Wycliffe Gordon, gave him some pointers. BTW, Wycliffe was named 2022 Trombonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association – the 15th time he has received this […]

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Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation Community Partnership

Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation Community Partnership

Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation, for your 2022 Community Partnership! Founded by Cathy Powers in 2005, the non-profit works exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, promoting and producing music events for the greater good of the community. The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, which occurred this past weekend, was […]

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Andrew Kennedy’s first day teaching at Orange Center Elementary

Andrew Kennedy’s first day teaching at Orange Center Elementary

HAPCO is so proud of Andrew Kennedy, who’s on his first day teaching Music (Instrumental) at Orange County School System’s Orange Center Elementary. For nearly a decade, he has shared his love of music with our community’s young people as a HAPCO Youth Ambassador, at our clinics and camps. We […]

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Saxophonist Andrew Kennedy released Pandemic Standards Vol. 1

Saxophonist Andrew Kennedy released Pandemic Standards Vol. 1

Andrew Kennedy was our first HAPCO LIVE performer, over five years ago. He helped us get this program rolling, recruiting other local musicians to perform at community events and local venues. Through HAPCO LIVE, young musicians gain public performance experience, through paid gigs, both in-person and online. Since the program […]

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