Universal Temple of the Arts' Staten Island JAZZ Virtual Sessions: A Prelude to Festival 33 presents an opportunity for devotees and loyalists of the critically acclaimed three-decade long Staten Island JAZZ Festival to experience, via livestream, a sneak preview of what's to come in 2021.

Hosted by Sheila Anderson, author and on-air radio personality of WBGO 88.3 FM, Virtual Sessions will mix riveting musical performances with engaging conversations about the relevance, significance, spirituality and artistic vision of the legacy of Jazz music. Featured guests include 2020 NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman; Universal Temple of the Arts' Artistic/Executive Director, Sajda Musawwir Ladner; and Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation. Selected performances from Universal Temple of the Arts archives recall magic moments from previous festivals. A 2020 Staten Island JAZZ musical performance by Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, closes out the hybrid production.




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