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EDUCATION, NEWS & PERFORMANCES

Jazz Power Initiative’s inaugural 2022 Emerging Artists-In-Residency program is launched with support from The TD Charitable Foundation
Janny Gonzalez | 11, April

At Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), we continue our creative celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April by announcing the launch of our 2022 Jazz Power Emerging Artists-in-Residency program, with awards to two outstanding jazz artists at the beginning of their careers, bassist Jason Clotter and vocalist/violinist Joie St. Hubert…

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Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam “Charles Mingus 100th Birthday Celebration”
Jazz Power Initiative | 31, March

Celebrate with us during Jazz Appreciation Month as we honor the late Charles Mingus’s 100th birthday with performances of his compositions, including his rarely performed extended work “Meditations on Integration,” as well as intergenerational interpretations of his famed “Fables of Faubus” and “Goodbye Porkpie Hat.” As an inventive composer, virtuosic bassist, and groundbreaking band leader, Charles Mingus continues to inspire generations of musicians.

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INITIATIVES

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

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

Jazz Power Educators
Equipping teachers and teaching artists with the skills and confidence to employ Jazz Power Tools to help students make deeper learning connections across all subject areas.

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