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Sisters Academy of Baltimore Announces Jazz-Inspired Night Out

Phinesse Demps | 3/23/2017, 2 p.m. | Updated on 3/22/2017, 9:57 a.m.
Celebrate Baltimore’s rich jazz history and support Baltimore’s future leaders
Sisters Academy will be honoring Baltimore’s own, world renowned living jazz legend, Ms. Ethel Ennis with their “Shining Star Award”, which celebrates a woman who is an agent of change in her family, community or society. Courtesy Photo

(Baltimore) – Sisters Academy of Baltimore announced today that they will be Jazzin’ It Up at The Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Funds raised from this entertaining evening of fun, food and jazz will benefit Sisters Academy of Baltimore, a tuition-free, independent, faith-based middle school for girls of limited economic means. The mission of Sisters Academy is to empower its students to become agents of transformation in their families, communities and society.

Don your “out on the town” best and prepare to time travel as Sisters Academy pays homage to Jazz’s Golden Age with hot jazz music, nonstop dancing and delicious, liquid libations. Step back in time as you enjoy the sounds of local musicians, led by international recording artist, Craig Alston. Enjoy a culinary tour of America’s great jazz cities, and try your luck with games of chance in the “Back Room”, as you sample a variety of whiskey blends, including the much buzzed about, Sagamore Rye.

Endorsed by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance and Jazzway 6004, Jazzin It Up at The Park will celebrate local jazz legends. Sisters Academy is excited to be able to honor Baltimore’s own, world renowned living jazz legend, Ms. Ethel Ennis, with their “Shining Star Award”. This award celebrates a woman who is an agent of change in her family, community or society. Ms. Ennis will be recognized not only for her international acclaim as a jazz musician, but also for her inspirational attitude and commitment towards social justice work.

Sisters Academy’s previous events, the Downtown Hoedown and last year’s Block Party, both held at Montgomery Park, raised over $400,000 through the generous enthusiasm of event attendees, donors and the support of loyal sponsors such as The Whiting-Turner Company, Bon Secours Health System, Inc. and Correct RX Pharmacy Services, Inc. This positive momentum has inspired Sisters Academy to set a goal of $100,000 for Jazzin’ It Up at The Park.

Jazzin’ It Up at The Park is one of several ways that Sisters Academy raises funds to sustain its commitment to educating students from Baltimore City, with an emphasis on educating girls from

neighborhoods in Southwest Baltimore. Founded in 2004, Sisters Academy aims to enable young women to reach their full potential through education. The school’s vision is for its graduates to be well-educated, self-assured and committed young women, developing future leaders who are so needed in their community, the nation and the world. Sisters Academy has a demonstrated record of success with 100% of its graduates either currently enrolled in or graduated from High School; members from the first class of graduates have now graduated from college.

For more information on Jazzin’ It Up at The Park, or to purchase tickets, please visit sistersacademy.org