In celebration of April being Jazz Appreciation Month, Paynter Elementary School will be hosting “An Evening of Jazz,” on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 in the Paynter Auditorium. This performance will feature 5th grade band and orchestra students from Paynter, who will performing jazz standards as well as improvising. In preparation for the concert, these students volunteered to give up their recess time in order to learn about jazz music and how to improvise. Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. The concert will also feature members of the professional jazz group, RML Jazz.