The annual event highlights the talents of the many renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists & vocalists in the borough of Queens. The day will include performances by student jazz combos, jazz master classes open to all students and aspiring performers, and middle school and high school student bands. The evening will feature an exciting lineup of six professional Queens-based jazz ensembles. Audiences are welcome at all workshops and performances, which are free and open to the public.
DATE: SAT | APR 14 | 12-10 PM | JAZZ FESTIVAL
Tickets: FREE (No RSVP Required)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Master Classes – Members of the Queens Jazz OverGround will guide students in developing a basic jazz repertoire and then lead a jam session utilizing that repertoire. Open to all.
Student Performers – Student big bands and small combos from Queens-based schools will perform and participate in clinics with professional jazz musicians. Audiences are welcome at all performances and clinics.
3:00 pm –Jazz Triangle 65-77
3:45 pm – Steve Kortyka Quartet
6:45 pm – Daisuke Abe Quartet
7:30 pm – Bogna Kicińska Quintet
8:00 pm – Ron Horton/Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
8:45 pm – The OKB Trio, celebrating their new release, “The Ing…,” the first on QJOG Records
About Queens Jazz OverGround
The Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG), an artists’ collective, is a not-for-profit organization. QJOG supports the professional growth of jazz artists in Queens, provides musical enrichment and education to local communities, and helps to stimulate wider awareness of Queens as a destination for arts and culture. QJOG offers low- or no-cost jazz performances in Queens for diverse audiences; supports young and emerging artists by providing jazz education, and promotes the work of local jazz artists and composers.
The Queens Jazz OverGround's 2018 Spring Jazz Fest is supported (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; Council Members Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support is also provided by 888 Realty USA, William & Joan Cai, Cathay Bank, Chang Jiang Supermarket, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Culture Center of TECO in New York, Decorama Building & Plumbing Supplies, Exploring the Metropolis, Firstrade Securities, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Heather Harrison / Farrell Fritz, the Glow Foundation, David M. Hunter, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Steven Lii / New United NY Corp, Linden Arts Fund for Children, Lucy Liou, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Materials for the Arts, the NYC & Company Foundation, William McClure / Queens College, New York Community Trust, Georgiana Reese-Benatti / New York Community Bank & New York Community Bank Foundation, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Sterling National Bank, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Veronica Tsang, WAC Lighting, Tony & Tai Wang, George Xu / Century Development Group, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, and Sandy Yeh.
Our work is also supported by gifts made in memory of Irene Seligman.