Kurn Hattin Homes For children invites the public to its Annual Jazz Invitational on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m., in their Higbie Auditorium in the Mayo Memorial Center in Westminster. Performers from the tri-state region include: The Dylan Chambers Jazz Ensemble (Dylan Chambers, Director), the Northfield Mount Hermon Jazz Combo (Ron Smith, Director), Vermont Academy Jazz Ensemble (Steve Cady, Director); The Vermont Jazz Center High School Jazz Ensemble (Eugene Uman and Rob Freeberg, Directors); and the Kurn Hattin Homes Beginning and Select Jazz Ensembles (Lisa Bianconi, Director).

Jazz groups from local schools participate also. The event is hosted by Eugene Uman, Artistic Director of the Vermmont Jazz Center, and concluded by jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans and the Keene Jazz Orchestra. Admission is a canned good or dry good for Our Place Drop In Center Food Shelf and Day Shelter in Bellows Falls or cash donation.