March 9, 2018 | NVC PR | Leave a comment Congratulations to NVC Instructor Joe Caploe and San Antonio College music student Marco Salinas. They have both been accepted into the prestigious 2018 Jazz Meeting of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, in July. This year’s global jazz meeting is to be hosted by the Viljandi Culture Academy in Estonia. Launched in 2010, the A-JAM Alamo Colleges Jazz Mentorship Program is open to music majors in any of San Antonio’s five Alamo Colleges. Auditions are held each November. During the spring semester, A-JAM honorees perform locally and are coached by regional professionals and visiting artists. One lucky student is invited to the unique annual international jazz meeting of the International Association of Schools of jazz (IASJ), where s/he performs with fellow students from all over the world for one intensive week. The meetings are held at a different host school each year. Singer Jeané Gaines, Northwest Vista College, participated in the IASJ meeting in São Paulo, Brazil in 2011 as the first A-JAM grand honor awardee.