This day was a tough one. We knew that we would have to perform for the faculty and our friends in the other ensembles, with material that are pretty new to us. But I was happy walking to the Kennedy Center for another day with Betty Carter Jazz Ahead which is amazing in every other way. Again, rehearsals and playing filling the day. This day Jason Moran was sitting in with us in the morning and giving feedback to my music and music from the group. That was great. Later that day we performed for each other on the things we’d been working on. Everyone was kind of nervous I guess, and the faculty were pretty honest in their opinions to the least. Really draining, but still a good day. The day ended with a performance at the Kennedy Center with Jason Moran & Mason Bates feat. Bohemian Caverns Big Band.