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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

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October 2018

The Artists Co-Op 2018

October 10, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTISTS CO-OP 2018. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and…

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December 2018

Co-Written: An Evening of Songs Written by Young People of Color

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Donations Accepted

Throughout the workshops, each group shares skills and experiences in an effort to arrive at their own unique approach to creating and performing music, while simultaneously proposing new ways of activating community space. The songs that emerge from these workshops…

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Caroline Davis’ Heart Tonic

December 13 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York from her longtime…

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New Stories of the Shell-Shocked Nut

December 15 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

The East Village Dance Project works with local Jamaica students to present New Stories of the Shell-Shocked Nut, a new performance that upends the classic structure of E. T. Hoffman's Nutcracker taking a war veteran and a wondering child on…

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Love Note from Monty Alexander

December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$15 – $20

Monty Alexandar has a love note that he'd like to give you. He'd prefer that you accept it in person on Saturday, December 15th at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.

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January 2019

Nick Dunston’s Atlantic Extraction

January 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Nick Dunston is a bassist, composer, scholar, and cross-disciplinary collaborator. His performances have spanned a variety of venues and festivals across countries in North America and Europe. He's performed with artists such as Tyshawn Sorey, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, Amirtha…

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Crick! Crack!

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

Folk tales of the African diaspora - Caribbean stories that sing, dance & shout! Our storytelling series brings together the spice and the allure of the African-Caribbean culture, with master storyteller, Michael Manswell, and the cast of Something Positive, Inc.

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February 2019

Jasper Dütz

February 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Multi-instrumentalist, gamer, and composer Jasper Dütz aims to project and promote creative sincerity not only in music, but in all mediums of art. As a performer, he seeks to push the boundaries of all his instruments and speak with a…

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Black Angels Over Tuskegee

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

Layon Gray's Black Angels Over Tuskegee chronicles the stories of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American fighter pilots in U. S. military history.

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March 2019

Joel Ross Trio

March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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$10

Percussionist Joel Ross recently completed a two year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival 'Jazz Forward' Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye…

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April 2019

Abdulrahman Amer

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Abdulrahman Amer, a trombonist and composer, is attending the Manhattan School of Music (class of 2019) on a full scholarship. Abdulrahman, named a 2016 jazz finalist in Youngarts, is currently an alumnus of the Banff Jazz Workshop for creative music…

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Family Bash!

April 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

Fast, funny, and full of crazy instruments made from recycled and reused stuff. Packed with amazing science demos and fun music, this show inspires you and your family to explore the creative connections between art and science!

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May 2019

Nerissa Campbell

May 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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$10

Nerissa Campbell graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she has called New York home since 2001, performing in the city regularly at well known haunts such as 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, Le Poisson Rouge,…

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June 2019

Kalia Vandever

June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Kalia Vandever is a trombonist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn. She recently received her BA in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School in 2017. Music has taken her to Austria, Italy, and Australia as well as many cities throughout…

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