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164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States

February 2020

Monthly Nonprofit Networking Mixer

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Free

Chastidy Elliot, PhD will keynote this month's Nonprofit Networking Mixer. For additional information, call (718) 971-9089. RSVP at www.nonprofitnetworkingmixer.eventbrite.com

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March 2020

Friday Nights @ JAC f/ Aaron Edgcomb

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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The Erato Series is a collection of compositions for improvising chamber ensemble that deal with frenetic musical movement, improvisation, and musical permeability, drawing on compositional techniques developed by György Ligeti and John Zorn. Aaron is a composer, drummer, and percussionist…

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Omar Edwards’ Workshop: Dancin’ the Music

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Free

Students are inspired to take tap dancing to a new level using their feet as percussive instruments. Omar Edwards, accompanied by his multi-instrumentalist bandmate Shaine Wilson (on bass, drums, keyboards and vocals), will lead a jam-packed workshop where the students…

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Omar Edwards & Company: Vaude / A Toast to the Boogie

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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$15 – $20

It’s about the sound! It’s about the dance! It’s about the music! Legendary tap dancer and musician Omar Edwards returns to JCAL with his vaudeville and cabaret-inspired VAUDE / A Toast to the Boogie for a three-performance series. Edwards and…

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April 2020

Friday Nights @ JAC f/ James Fernando

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Fernando is constantly searching for outlets to expand his artistry and connect with new audiences. “Electronically Augmented Piano” (EAP) is a term he uses to expand the acoustic piano as a live, real-time signal source for effects. This technique showcases…

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Friday Nights @ JAC f/ Keith Jordan

April 10 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Keith Jordan was born in Brooklyn and raised in Jamaica, Queens. He earned his BA in Music Education from Queens College, where he studied with Bobby Broom, Rodney Jones and Ron Jackson. While at the College College, he learned jazz…

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Friday Nights @ JAC f/ Ashley Keiko

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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A performer, educator, advocator, entrepreneur, and founder and president of Keiko Studios, Ashley Keiko is an up-and-coming multi-talent who has studied classical piano for fifteen years and the alto saxophone for twelve years. Ashley received her BA in Jazz Performance…

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May 2020

Friday Nights @ JAC f/ Catherine Chen and Ajna Dance Company

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Catherine Chen is a poet and performer who is queer, brown, disabled, and femme. Catherine performs as a cast member of The Poetry Brothel, a literary cabaret production by The Poetry Society of New York. Ajna Dance is a New…

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Friday Nights @ JAC f/ Bria Monét

May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Free

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Bria Monét creates for the healing properties of song. At 25 years old, this soulful singer is influenced by the jazz and rhythm & blues that her father raised her on and the classical chamber music she…

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June 2020

Omar Edwards’ Workshop: Dancin’ the Music

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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Free

Students are inspired to take tap dancing to a new level using their feet as percussive instruments. Omar Edwards, accompanied by his multi-instrumentalist bandmate Shaine Wilson (on bass, drums, keyboards and vocals), will lead a jam-packed workshop where the students…

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Omar Edwards & Company: Vaude / A Toast to the Boogie

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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$15 – $20

It’s about the sound! It’s about the dance! It’s about the music! Legendary tap dancer and musician Omar Edwards returns to JCAL with his vaudeville and cabaret-inspired VAUDE / A Toast to the Boogie for a three-performance series. Edwards and…

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