Throughout the year, the students from OJW's workshops give public concerts at the Alice Arts Center. These performances have often featured original jazz compositions and arrangements by our students, who serve as a positive role models for young people in the audience. Throughout the year, also, they perform at festivals and community events such ad Juneteenth, A's games, Oakland's Art and Soul Festival, and others on the average of twenty performances a year.
In the spring of 2000, OJW hosted a day-long family event held at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joachim Miller Park. School bands from around the Bay Area came to Oakland to perform, sharing the stage with headliner Billy Higgins in one of his last public appearances before his untimely death. We are planning to make this festival celebrating youth involvement in jazz an annual event.
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