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EDUCATION, NEWS & PERFORMANCES

Jazz Power Presents: What Happens To A Dream at MLK Festival
By Jazz Power Initiative / 29, January

Join us for “What Happens To A Dream” on February 13th 7 PM at Teatro LATEA, devised theatre work by Jazz Power Initiative’s advanced youth ensemble, Zah! Jr. directed by Kena Onyejekwe with musical direction by Eli “Dr. E” Yamin in honor of Black History Month.

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Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam: La Madruga (The Dawn) with Yasser Tejeda Band
By Jazz Power Initiative / 29, January

Admission is free at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center and doors open at 6:30. Admission is suggested donation $10 at National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Yasser Tejeda is an award-winning Dominican composer, guitarist, vocalist, and producer who coined “Afro Dominican Roots Fusion.” According to the Chicago Reader, Yasser’s “elegantly polished compositions

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Registrations available NOW for JPI 2024 Open Auditions
By Janny Gonzalez / 22, December

Don’t miss your chance to audition for the 2024 Jazz Power Musical: Holding the Torch for Liberty!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    February 24, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • The Muse Presents: Joy in Darkness, a Mardi Gras Celebration

    February 28, 2024  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    United Palace, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033, USA

    Free tickets here.

    “Happiness is singing together when day is through, and happiness is those who sing with you.” – Clark Gesner

    On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the United Palace & Jazz Power come together to celebrate music as healer & balm for our hearts.  Grammy nominated vocalist Antoinette Montague teams up with Eli “Dr. E” Yamin and Jazz Power to create a Mardi Gras space filled with love & music where performance meets participation while sourcing our collective inspirational power to transform darkness into light. Be ready to move, groove & sing along with all your heart.  All ages & backgrounds are welcome. No prior experience required.   

    Joy in Darkness, a Mardi Gras Celebration is the third public event offered by The Muse, the United Palace of Spiritual Arts’ a monthly program celebrating inspiration, the arts & community, challenging participants to reimagine what’s possible in art & in life.

    The event will culminate with a communal musical parade followed by a reception.  

    The event is free with registration.  The event schedule is as follows:

    6:30pm Doors open 

    7:00pm Musical performance & ritual

    8:15pm Reception

    Guests are invited to bring a Mardi Gras mask to the event.  Some masks will be available at the event.  

     

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    March 2, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • IG Live w/ Dr. E and Antoinette Montague

    March 4, 2024  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    March 9, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam: Antoinette Montague's "Here's to the Ladies Who Swing and Bling"

    March 13, 2024  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington Height @ Catholic Charities Community Services, 530 W 166th St, New York, NY 10032, USA

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    March 16, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam: Antoinette Montague's "Here's to the Ladies Who Swing and Bling"

    March 16, 2024  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 W 129th St Ground Floor, 2203, New York, NY 10027, USA

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    March 23, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    March 30, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    April 6, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    April 13, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam

    April 17, 2024  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington Height @ Catholic Charities Community Services, 530 W 166th St, New York, NY 10032, USA

  • Zah! Jr. Rehearsal

    April 20, 2024  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam

    April 20, 2024  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 W 129th St Ground Floor, 2203, New York, NY 10027, USA

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INITIATIVES

Jazz Power Youth
Training youth in singing, dance and theatre in diverse and culturally aware environments, to cultivate courage, curiosity and compassion.

Jazz Power Community
Engaging, inspiring and empowering diverse communities through performance and education in jazz music, dance and theatre.

Jazz Power Musicals
Creating and commissioning original jazz musicals based on socially relevant stories that unite and inspire audiences through jazz arts.

Jazz Power Pro
Professional consulting practice offering experiential training to educators and business leaders.