The annual event highlights the talents of the many renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists & vocalists in the borough of Queens. The day will include performances by student jazz combos, jazz master classes open to all students and aspiring performers, and middle school and high school student bands. The evening will feature an exciting lineup of six professional Queens-based jazz ensembles. Audiences are welcome at all workshops and performances, which are free and open to the public.


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 pmProfessional 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

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