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In the front row, from left, are Bains Elementary School students Christian Dolney, Michael Patrick Lindsey, Trinity Curtis and Curtis Minor. Behind them are artists Taylor Gendry, Caitlin Foster, Robin Parson, Adrian Lindsey, Jordan Johnson and Desiree Edwards. The students hold portraits of jazz pioneers Buddy Bolden and Louis Armstrong.

Students at Bains Elementary School in St. Francisville got a swinging introduction to America's classical music with a presentation of "Jazz: The Early Years," made possible by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.