At DODDS Jazz seminar teen musicians keep beat of different drum (via Stripes)

Most teenagers probably don’t have the “Salsa Caribena” in their Spotify playlist or downloaded to their MP3 devices.

But the funky, Cuban-flavored jazz piece is now a favorite among some young musicians attending military schools in Europe, where an annual jazz seminar strives to spark a lifelong interest in the art form by exposing them to the best the genre has to offer.

Rehearsals for this year’s seminar began Sunday afternoon, with 27 band members and eight vocalists. For the third year, students are working under guest clinician Darmon Meader, a world-renowned jazz vocalist, saxophonist, arranger and educator with the vocal ensemble New York Voices.

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