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The program will feature performances and discussions with classical guitarist and chair of the guitar department at the Berklee College of Music Dr. Kim Perlak, jazz guitarist and LAGCC faculty member Kevin McNeal, and myself. We will focus on our individual approaches to guitar performance related to our various musical paths as well as best practices in music education related to our own pedagogical practice. There will also be student performances presented in a masterclass setting. The program will be moderated by Dr Will Fulton and is presented with support from Project Conexion. For more information about the event please click here. We hope you will be able to join us for this dynamic musical event.

Black History Month - Salute to Wes Montgomery

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem - Online Virtual Concert

On Sunday, February 20th, 2 PM EST, Jazz Power Initiative welcomes guitarists Bruce Edwards & Tom Dempsey in performance, with Jennifer Vincent, bass, Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax, drums, and hosted by pianist and Jazz Power Initiative’s Managing and Artistic Director Eli Yamin. February “Jam” celebrates Black History Month with a salute to Guitarist Wes Montgomery with a feast of blues-drenched jazz guitar, this program features two prominent New York City-based guitarists who have been carrying the torch for Wes Montgomery for decades. Tune in on February 20th, 2 PM EST at!

Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) concludes its summer 2021 season with our Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 7pm, live and in-person at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, New York City. Seating at Jazzmobile Summerfest in Marcus Garvey Park is outside, free and open to the general public for audiences of all ages! Presented by Jazzmobile’s Summerfest, “Message From Saturn” – our jazz musical about the healing power of the blues – concludes our Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam summer concert series, presented in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and produced by Jazz Power Initiative, the uptown New York City, community-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to transform lives through jazz music and performance programs.

Ty Stephens - Voice Zah! Jazz Power Youth Eli Yamin - Piano Knoel Scott - Baritone Saxophone and Flute Tom Dempsey - Guitar Jennifer Vincent - Bass David Gibson - Drums