1. Can you tell us about your QAF funded project?

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 Saturday, April 16th, Noon - 10:00 pm, 137-35 Northern Blvd
(corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY.

2. How do you think this project will impact the community?

The annual event highlights the talents of the many renowned and emerging jazz
instrumentalists in the borough of Queens. The day will include performances by student
jazz combos, jazz master classes open to all students and aspiring performers, middle
school and high school student bands, and an educational workshop for children. The
evening will feature an exciting lineup of seven professional Queens-based jazz
ensembles. Audiences are welcome at all workshops and performances, which are free
and open to the public. Last year, the event drew over 600 people from the New York
metropolitan area.

3. How has QCA been helpful in the grant process?

The Queens Jazz OverGround would be unable to present this festival without the
generous support of QCA. Their helpful advice every step of the way and their tireless
commitment to the arts in the borough of Queens is a treasure.

4. Here is your chance, what do you want everyone to know about your organization?

The Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG) is a collective of Queens-based musicians. QJOG
stimulates a wider of awareness of Queens as an important destination for live jazz,
cultivates a diverse local audience, and enriches the cultural life of the borough. QJOG
connects students and fans young and old with established Queens-based jazz musicians through performances, workshops, and festivals. www.queensjazz.org

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