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The 8th grade attended the last of the Jazz concerts from Lincoln Center Jazz in Education. The general theme of the three concerts was "Let Freedom Swing" and the final concert highlighted the connection between jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. The students were taken in by a beautiful and spiritual long improvised piece in the beginning of the concert, and then participated in an interesting discussion about freedom and what it means to them. Through this concert series, the students developed an understanding and appreciation to this often complicated music style, while exploring the connection between the arts and social issues.