Larry Pierson

Bill Beckett spoke with Gloria Gipson, Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts, along with project coordinator Larry Pierson, and special guest artist Donald Harrison, about the 13th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert which takes place Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Riverview Theatre in Downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Theatre of the Performing Arts office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914 or by email at tpaarts318@aol.com.

Aired Friday, May 9 at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Gloria C. Gipson, The Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport along with Larry Pierson, owner of the Larry Pierson School of Music and the Project Coordinator for this celebration, Leon Anderson, the Director of Jazz Studies program at Florida State University, Bassist Brandon Robertson and pianist Brendan Polk, about the 12th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert with “A Salute to Quincy Jones” as this years theme.