Begin your child’s journey into Nora’s Ark, the jazz musical and enter a world of transformation at Jazz Power Initiative! Jazz Power Youth Spring Performance workshop is an award-winning, transformational, 12-week multidisciplinary program in singing, dancing and acting for youth 10-17. Register now!
Dr. E Digs Deep – blues fruits bring sweet fruits with Eli “Dr. E” Yamin and his quartet performing Willie Dixon, Elizabeth Cotten, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson and Eli Yamin with Eli Yamin, piano and voice, Zaid Nasser, alto saxophone, Elias Bailey, bass, David F. Gibson, drums and special guests.
Co-hosted by pianist Eli Yamin, this “Jam” features special guests, tuba player Bob Stewart, trumpeter James Zollar, and trumpeter and band director Kevin Blancq, joined by brass students from LaGuardia High School Jazz Band saluting Louis Armstrong to Lester Bowie.
Auditions are open to participate in our Jazz Power Youth Training Workshop, an 8-week hands-on transformative jazz arts experience…
Jazz Power Initiative has been approved for a $25,000 Grant for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our Jazz Power youth music education program in FY23. Learn more…
Jazz Power Initiative’s summer Jazz Power Institute for artists and educators is back live and in person at Lehman College, City University of New York, in the Bronx Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Registration at no charge is available at jazzpower.org/institute2022.
Jazz Power Initiative is proud to present our inaugural Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Festival 2022, a 4-part jazz music performance series of family-friendly concerts in Northern Manhattan during June 2022, spotlighting the creative connections today between the African American and Latin American roots of jazz.
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…
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.
Over the past two years, the organization engaged 1,200 students in 100 online workshops, but Jazz Power is excited to open its doors to new students in person for first time since the pandemic began.
In January, Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) welcomes Cocomama in performance, with Jennifer Vincent, bass, Mayra Casales, percussion, Nicki Denner, piano, Ariacne Trujillo, voice, Reut Regev, trombone and Rafael Monteagudo, drums, and hosted by Jazz Power Initiative’s Managing and Artistic Director Eli Yamin.
In December, Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) welcomes jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso in performance, with Eli Yamin and the Jazz Power Band, for a “Jazz Power Holiday Celebration”, and will stream Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2pm.