Rehearsals have begun for the November 14th performances of Holding the Torch For Liberty, the Jazz Power musical about the fight for women’s right to vote.

The production is the first fully staged musical at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, founded in 2002 and will feature students from Lisa Gwasda’s musical theatre class accompanied by a professional ragtime/blues/habanera sextet led by Eli Yamin. With choreography by Mickey Davidson (Sun Ra, Ntozake Shange), the show will open the Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival and be filmed by Bronxnet Television.

Jazz Power Initiative is proud to support this production honoring the¬†centennial of women’s suffrage in New York and is providing musical director, choreographer and licensing of the show at no cost to the school. Some tickets will be available to the general public. Stay tuned and thanks for your support!