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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

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161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
(718) 658-7400 http://www.jcal.org

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March 2018

JCAL First Fridays: No Rest In This Skin + Oxana Chi & Layla Zami + J. Expressions Popup Bookshop

March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free
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Celebrating the upcoming International Women’s Day, March First Friday lines up four inspiring female artists from diverse backgrounds: Takia “Judah” Parham, a United States Army Combat Veteran, theatre artist and poet, will present her poem where she seeks to expose…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Maria Grand

March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10
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Upon her moving to New York City in 2011, Maria Grand quickly became the protégée of legendary musicians such as Billy Harper, Antoine Roney, as well as NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman. In just a few years, she became one…

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April 2018

JCAL First Fridays: Ida & Vuelta: Basilio Georges

April 6 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free
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Tonight’s riveting performance comes to you in the form of “Ida y Vuelta” or “Round Trip”, a modern style of flamenco dance. Over the past 30 years, modern flamenco has been influenced and has incorporated elements of syncopation, jazz and…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Adam O’Farill

April 12 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free
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Adam O'Farill was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Born to a deep musical legacy- his grandfather, the legendary Afro-Cuban composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill, his father, the GRAMMY award-winning pianist/composer/activist Arturo O'Farrill, and his mother, pianist and educator Alison Deane- O'Farrill…

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Peace & Love

April 30
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free
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As we travel through time and space in this fragile world, the events of today make it clear that in order to survive we must take the road less traveled. It is my belief that artists are the ones who…

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May 2018

JCAL First Fridays: eSKay Arts Collective

May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free
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The eSKay Arts Collective is a collaboration of artists who share resources to exploit their talents and support each other. Founded by Shannon Reynolds and Kelly Flansburg in 2016 they’ve already reached a high level of success performing around the…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Sam Harris

May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10
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Sam grew up in Dallas, Texas. He studied classical piano with Janet Jones and competed regularly on the local and statewide level. While attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts, he discovered jazz and began taking lessons with…

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June 2018

JCAL First Fridays: Tom Do Brasil (Sound of Brazil)

June 1 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free
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Clarinetist and singer Kristen Mather de Andrade will perform our favorite Brazilian music along with the best Brazilian musicians in the NY. Andrade founded the group Tom do Brasil in 2012 to study the Portuguese language but branched out via…

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