The Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective that promotes jazz performance and education, presents their annual Jazz Fest, a free, day-long series of jazz workshops and performances.
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
The Queens Jazz OverGround’s 2017 Spring Jazz Fest is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund, in partnership with the city council. This program is also supported by New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralization Community Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall is a not-for-profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; New York State Assembly Members Ron Kim, Ed Braunstein and Nily Rozic; New York City Council, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Queens Delegation, and Council Members Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support is also provided by Astoria Bank, the Chinese-American Arts Council, FTH’s Chinese Cultural Committee, Chinese Radio Network, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou/ New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Farrell Fritz, Flushing Bank, Barbara Garii, Gerson Family Foundation, Gerson Properties, Simon Gerson, the Glow Foundation, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Graf & Lewent Architects, LLP, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Ellen Kodadek, the Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Nelson Lee, James S. Liao, Steven Lii, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, Metro Plus Health Plan, New York Community Bank, New York Community Bank Foundation, New York State Presenters Network, the Ong Family Foundation, Queens College, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, JoAnn She, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, St. Joseph’s College, Veronica Tsang, Tony & Tai Wang/WAC Lighting, and Constance Wingate.