Staten Island Jazz Festival 25
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STATEN ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL 25
For nearly 25 years, UTA has presented Staten Island JAZZ to critical acclaim and loyal audiences. UTA has long embraced Jazz – an American-born music genre – and founded Staten Island JAZZ in 1988 with the intent of both preserving and promoting Jazz arts. UTA has consistently delivered an extraordinary show with legendary artists. Past performers have included The Sun Ra Intergalactic Arkestra, Kenny Barron, Reggie Workman, Barry Harris, Bluiett, and more!
UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ began as a series of community jazz workshops under the direction of internationally known jazz artist and educator, Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre, which culminated in performance. The public performances held as an evening concert every October enabled audiences to learn more about jazz music, which at the time, was seldom showcased on Staten Island. In 2007, UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ concert graduated from an evening event to an all day festival with jazz–themed workshops designed for the entire family’s enjoyment.
Join us as we celebrate our 25th year of great jazz performances on Staten Island! This year, we’re pleased to have the renowned Randy Weston African Rhythms Trio.
Randy Weston African Rhythms Trio
Bob Cunningham • Kiane Zawadi
Leopoldo Fleming Afro–Caribbean
Vishnu Wood & Safari East
Danny Mixon Quartet • Betty Shirley
Jeannine Otis • Rudi Mwongozi
Taru Alexander • Karlus Trapp
Charles Thomas • Vinnie Ruggieri
Darrell Smith • Jeremy Heuler
Sajda Musawwir Ladner • WaFoo
David Jones • Yvonne Curry
Westley Thomas • Queen Tipsy
Stretto Vocal Ensemble • LaDee Streeter
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FREE JAZZ WORKSHOPS
FREE family–friendly jazz–themed workshops in music, dance, vocal, and art (Romare Bearden collage) will be provided before the music performances. The workshops will culminate with a panel discussion titled “The History and Future of Jazz.” This year’s panel discussion will highlight the 200th Anniversary celebration of Treme, New Orleans, known to many as the birthplace of Jazz music.
For more information about the workshops, please call (718) 273-5610 or email email@example.com.
UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ Festival 25 program is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support has been provided by Con Edison,
FerryAds.com and the Richmond County Savings Foundation.