Jazz Power Pro
Creativity and Collaboration at Work
“Great jazz leaders have the flexibility and openness to integrate
ideas coming from beneath them, above them, and around them.”
Dr. Eli Yamin, Founder, Jazz Power Initiative & Jazz Power Pro
Jazz performance is based on the creativity and collaboration of teams working in sync and on individuals understanding their roles and maximizing their individual impact. The acclaimed performance and education organization Jazz Power Initiative offers a professional consulting practice called Jazz Power Pro that uses jazz music, dance and theatre to train educators and business professionals alike how to function better as effective managers and inspired teams. Jazz Power Pro also provides program and curriculum design consulting for cultural institutions drawing on decades of experience.
Current and past global clients include:
- U.S. Department of State – American Music Abroad program
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- Jazz at Lincoln Center
- Lincoln Center Education
- National Jazz Museum in Harlem
- Carnegie Hall
- Fordham Graduate School of Business
- National Dance Institute
- Lehman College
- LaGuardia Community College
- Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
- Duke University’s Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (NC)
- Mississippi Arts Commission Whole Schools Initiative (MS)
- Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival (ID)
- Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp (LA)
- Artist Corps (LA)
- Arts are Basic (NE)
- United States Embassies: Albania, Brazil, Chile, China, Greece, Guatemala, India, Mali, Montenegro, Romania, Russia.
Jazz Power Pro Training
A professional development workshop for executives and business students.
Jazz Power Pro workshops guide participants through a step-by-step transformational process that delivers important insights on working together while maintaining your individual voice. Participants gain new perspectives on effective management and how to unleash the talent and creativity of their teams – and of themselves – in practical ways that yield lasting positive results.
Jazz performance is based on the creativity and collaboration of teams working in sync and on individuals understanding their roles and maximizing their individual impact. Workplaces in the creative economy also depend on highly functioning and efficiently communicating individuals who can both self-direct and interface well with collaborators. Jazz Power Pro trains educators and business professionals alike how to function better as effective managers and inspired teams.
- Most workshops include a live performance, discussion, hands-on activities, writing, research, reflection on listening and more.
- No prior music training is required
- Workshops are tailored to the audience including CEOs, senior management teams, educators at all levels, teaching artists, students and more.
Jazz Power Pro Design
Program and curriculum design for impactful after school education programs , interactive in-school and community concerts.
Jazz Power Pro Institute
A 3-4 day professional training institute customized to your organization’s needs teaching jazz across the curriculum.
“This collaboration has furthered our mission in so many meaningful ways.
The response from our members and the Museum community has been amazing. “
Ryan Maloney, Director of Education & Programming – National Jazz Museum
“They show how powerfully and uniquely what needs to happen in businesses already occurs in jazz,
where managers and employees can directly experience and develop it.“
John Hollwitz, Professor – Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
“”After a long day of presentations and demonstrations, the program was the perfect activity to end the first day of our sales kick-off. It was fun and offered the finest entertainment with Eli Yamin’s jazz band wonderful music. Most importantly, it underscored the importance of everyone playing a key role in the team, while at the same time bringing your best talent forward. Being attuned to each other, letting each team member shine and playing to a team rhythm makes the difference between a good outcome and a stellar one. Thanks for illuminating so well with this thoughtful exercise, our theme and objectives for 2014 — All in!”
Alina Urdaneta – Vicepresident, Marketing and Education
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc.
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