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Workshop director Alexa Tarantino teaches ten-year-old violinist Sally Elinskas of Rockport during the Rockport Jazz Workshop at Rockport High School. A New York-based saxophonist, composer and educator who summers in Rockport, Tarantino approached Rockport Music with the idea to start the jazz workhop in 2014. Since then, Tarantino and Stephanie Woolf, Director of Education and Outreach at Rockport Music, along with Rockport Public Schools, have grown the program from 7 students to 120 students in 5 years. Students come from 18 towns throughout the state, as well as New Hampshire, Long Island and Brooklyn, New York. The award-winning faculty are performers and educators based in New York City, California and the Midwest. The public will have the opportunity to hear faculty and students when they perform this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, and again on Friday at 3:15 pm. at Dock Square.