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Queens Jazz OverGround in partnership with Culture Lab LIC Present
QUEENS JAZZ OVERGROUND FESTIVAL
Streaming Live Feb 9, 16 & 23, 7:30-9pm
The Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG), a collective that promotes jazz performance and education in the borough of Queens, has partnered with Culture Lab LIC to present the Streaming Winter Jazz Fest, a free series of performances featuring Queens-based jazz musicians. The performances will stream live on the last three Tuesday evenings of February (Feb. 9th, 16th, and 23rd).
After the Covid-19 pandemic forced QJOG to cancel their annual Spring Jazz Fest they adapted and partnered with Culture Lab LIC to highlight the talents of many renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists and vocalists in the borough of Queens. Each evening will feature two professional Queens-based bands, with performances by winners of an NYC student jazz contest at intermission.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
February 9, 7:30-9pm
Adam Hutcheson Quartet
Sharif Kales Quintet featuring Jessica Golden
February 16, 7:30-9
Eugenia Choe Trio
Juan Felipe Mayorga Quartet
February 23, 7:30-9
Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
Jennifer Wharton’s Bonegasm
The Queens Jazz OverGround is accepting video submissions from students (born on or after Sept 1, 2003) living within the five boroughs of NYC. The competition is open to soloists and rhythm section players. Students are provided two compositions to perform and improvise upon, one using the cornerstone form of the blues, and the other based on the seminal work, Recorda Mé, by the jazz icon Joe Henderson. Winners will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to NYC’s legendary Jazz Record Center and will be featured during intermissions between the professional ensembles.
About Queens Jazz OverGround
The Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG), an artists’ collective, is a not-for-profit organization. QJOG supports the professional growth of jazz artists in Queens, provides musical enrichment and education to local communities, and helps to stimulate wider awareness of Queens as a destination for arts and culture. QJOG offers low- or no-cost jazz performances in Queens for diverse audiences; supports young and emerging artists by providing jazz education; and promotes the work of local jazz artists and composers.
This project is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
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