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Glenbrook South Musicians Will Perform at Chi-Town Jazz Festival

In other school news: GBS sophomore Chuck Quinn made the All-State Improv Team, and the Titan Poms are hosting an All Stars event for elementary school students.

GBS musicians kick off 2014 Chi-Town Jazz Festival

Four GBS musicians will kick off the 2014 Chi-Town Jazz Festival with a night of drinks and jazz at Quarles and Brady Conference in Chicago on Thursday, January 23. 

The free event, running from 6 to 8 p.m., will unveil the line up for the March festival and will feature Gary Z’s Jazz Combo playing on stage with John Moulder. Gary Z’s Jazz Combo consists of GBS students, Gary Zucker on drums, Jimmy Friedman on bass, Gracie Sands on guitar, and Matt Baeckelandt on saxophone.

Representatives of Care for Real and Catholic Charities will also be on hand to talk about how the Chi-Town Jazz Festival helps them provide their greatly needed services to feed the hungry in the Chicago area. As a bonus, there will be a special photography exhibit with photos of past events. 

All-State Improvisational team

Chuck Quinn’s quick-thinking humor landed him recognition this month when he performed at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival with the All-State Improvisational Team.

The Glenbrook South sophomore was one of twelve students chosen from over two hundred who auditioned for the team. The group functions much like Comedy Sportz, using audience suggestions to guide improv games, said GBS improv teacher Beth Ann Barber.

The sold-out performances featured one game called “Poetry Slam,” that had four students making up a short poem on the spot about an object taken from the audience. 

“It was a game we have never played at South but Chuck won the game in both shows, beating three elimination rounds,” Barber said.  “He did an amazing job in the show and we are so proud of him.”

Titan Poms host Jr. All Stars Event

Kindergarten through 7th grade students who love to dance and perform will have the opportunity to spend a day with the championship-winning GBS Titan Poms team at the annual Jr. All Stars Event on February 7. 

Attendees will be learn a routine, gain performance tips and show off their skills during the GBS Varsity girls’ basketball game that evening. The event runs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and is open to the public. Registration deadline is January 31 and more information can be found at titanpoms.com.


TEZ68 January 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Glenbrook South will be well represented at the Chi-Town Jazz Fest on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Jazz Showcase! Address: 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605 - Glenbrook South Jazz Lab Band, Glenbrook South Jazz Vocal Singers “Scat That”, Glenbrook South Jazz Ensemble & Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra www.chicagojazzorchestra.org $15 minimum donation required. Tickets are available at the door - not in advance. 7 PM ($15 Adults $10 students) http://chitownjazzfestival.org/artists-and-venues/
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Thanks for posting the information!

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