Queens Jazz OverGround Presents Seventh Annual Spring Jazz Fest at
Flushing Town Hall, Sunday, March 31, 2019
New York, NY (February, 2019) – The Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective that promotes jazz performance and education in the borough of Queens, will present our 2019 Spring Jazz Fest, a free, daylong series of jazz workshops and performances. All events will take place at Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, March 31st from 12:15 pm – 9:00 pm, 137-35 Northern Blvd (corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY.
The annual event highlights the talents of the many renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists & vocalists in the borough of Queens. The day will include performances by student jazz combos, jazz master classes open to all students and aspiring performers, and middle school and high school student bands. The evening will feature an exciting lineup of six professional Queens-based jazz ensembles. Audiences are welcome at all workshops and performances, which are free and open to the public.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- Master Classes – Members of the Queens Jazz OverGround will guide students in developing a basic jazz repertoire and then lead a jam session utilizing that repertoire. Open to all.
- Student Performers – Student big bands and small combos from Queens based schools will perform and participate in clinics with professional jazz musicians. Audiences are welcome at all performances and clinics.
- 3:00 pm –Lauren Lee Trio/Jam Session
- 4:30 pm – Ken Fowser Quartet
- 6:15 pm – Sam Bevan Quintet
- 6:45 pm – Coalescence
- 7:30 pm –Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
- 8:00 pm – Stafford Hunter Quintet
For more details, see below and please visit www.queensjazz.org or email [email protected]. For directions to Flushing Town Hall, visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/visiting/directions.php.
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.
About Flushing Town Hall
The Queens Jazz OverGround is proud to present this event in collaboration with Flushing Town Hall, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) is a revitalizing force for its community and a creative catalyst for developing and promoting the arts throughout the borough of Queens in New York City. Each year, FCCA presents an array of high quality arts and educational programs at Flushing Town Hall, as well as providing vital services to local artists, arts organizations and community residents. FCCA offers a range of programming, including musical, dance and theatrical performances and exhibitions of diverse cultures from around the world. FCCA collaborates with the Smithsonian to bring artifacts, scholars, and educational programs to Flushing.
The Queens Jazz OverGround’s 2019 Spring Jazz Fest is supported (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.