I'm so excited about my new duties at Brooklyn College and our Global Jazz Masters degree that I wanted to do this special newsletter to let you know more about it, and to invite you to my Brooklyn College Big Band 's first " Preview Concert " taking place this Tuesday , Oct . 30th, 7 pm, at the new Tow Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature my arrangements for big band of my "Suite for New York " and of Charles Mingus , plus the premiere of two Global Jazz Masters student originals by Hanol Kim and Julian Velasco . If you're interested in what this program is all about, I encourage you to come down [more details about the concert here] - and scroll down to check out more info on the Global Jazz Masters , below!

- D.D. Jackson