The Jazz Singers from Dallas ISD’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts are no foreigners to the stage, but on Thursday, July 23, they will sing one of jukebox hero Foreigner’s most famous songs alongside the band.
Foreigner and the Grammy Foundation have partnered to help raise money for high school music programs across the country, an urgent need. At every concert, a local high school choir is chosen to sing “I Want To Know What Love Is” live with members of the rock band. Booker T’s Jazz Singers, led by Kent Ellingson, will perform the song with Foreigner at its sold-out show at Gexa Energy Pavilion.
“The students are very excited to be part of tomorrow’s performance with Foreigner,” Elingson said.
The experience will no doubt feel like the first time for the students. In addition, Booker T. will be awarded a $500 grant for its music program.