The Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective that promotes jazz performance and education in the borough of Queens, will present our 2016 Spring Jazz Fest, a free, daylong series of jazz workshops and performances. All events will take place at Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, April 30th from 1:00 pm – 10:00 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:
Daytime Sessions: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- 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.
Evening Performances: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Professional ensembles will perform overlapping 60-minute sets in the Gallery and Theater.
- 6:00 pm – Rose Ellis Quartet
- 6:30 pm – Joey Johnson Quintet
- 7:15 pm – Hashem Assadullahi’s Standard Deviation Trio, featuring drummer Matt Wilson
- 7:45 pm – Rafal Sarnecki Sextet
- 8:30 pm – Daisuke Abe Quartet
- 9:00 pm – The Brian Woodruff Sextet +1, featuring vocalist Vicki Burns
For more details, please visit www.queensjazz.org. Admission is FREE and the event is open to all ages. You can access details by visiting http://www.flushingtownhall.org/ or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.
This season, Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for FREE. Under the new “Teen Access Program”, all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.
Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens.