SCMEA is pleased to announce that noted jazz violinist, author, composer, and Yamaha Performing Artist Christian Howes will be the featured special guest artist at the upcoming 7th Annual SCMEA Jazz Social at the SCMEA Conference on Friday, February 4, 2022, in the Grand Ballroom of the Pastides Alumni Center, 8:00-11:00 PM.
Christian was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named one of the top 3 jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for the Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. His release on Resonance Records, “Southern Exposure,” earned recognition in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Downbeat, Jazz Times, as well as a six-night run at Lincoln Center. His release, “American Spirit,” was named among the Best Jazz Albums of 2015 by the Huffington Post.
Christian is the founder of “Creative Strings,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to expand music education through the creation of an online curriculum, an annual summer conference, and dozens of visits to schools annually teaching improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subjects.
This event is presented by Pecknel Music Company and Yamaha Corporation of America.