This year, the Jazz Ensemble will be playing in the Jazz Educator Network’s Annual JENerations Jazz Festival to be held in Atlanta. The event is the ensemble’s largest event of the year, performing alongside over six hundred other musicians on January 5th at the Peachtree Hyatt.
Georgia is one of 30 states that have enacted voter ID laws requiring individuals to show identification before they can vote. The laws have been challenged recently by opponents who believe the measures could adversely affect members of certain minorities, for example, elderly and low-income groups that may find it difficult to obtain an official ID. The conflict between discouraging ineligible voters and protecting the fundamental rights of citizens has become a heated issue this election season.