Larry Frederick, SC Advocates for the Arts, says the “Charles Mingus Project” was created in 1993 by the Tucson Jazz Society. He says it was taken on a few years ago by SCAA, since Nogales is the birthplace of the legendary jazz bassist. He says each April, as near as possible to Mingus birth date, a festival is staged in Ambos Nogales. A fund raising concert featuring the Original Wildcat Jass Band is scheduled Nov. 13. Frederick says SCAA’s main goal is to expose students and the community to a variety of music and to enhance their knowledge and enjoyment of the art of jazz music.