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QJOG Spring Jazz Festival
Sat Apr 26th, 12:00 PM
Tickets: FREE
For Families: The Second Annual Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival features performers from around the borough of Queens, from jazz legends to rising artists. The afternoon will also feature masterclasses by top music educators, and performances by local middle and high school jazz ensembles. Starts at 12:00 PM.

In the Galleries

Fri Oct 14th - Tue Dec 31st Exhibition: THE COLLAGE AESTHETIC OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG - In the Cause of Happiness
Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, the Louis Armstrong Collage Exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages created by Louis Armstrong affixed to the boxes of his audio tapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.
Fri Jan 31st - Sun Mar 30th Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate Lunar New Year, the year of the horse at Flushing Town Hall

April

Sat Apr 26th QJOG Spring Jazz Festival
For Families: The Second Annual Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival features performers from around the borough of Queens, from jazz legends to rising artists. The afternoon will also feature masterclasses by top music educators, and performances by local middle and high school jazz ensembles. Starts at 12:00 PM.

May

Sun May 4th Elena Moon Park & Friends
For Families: This performance features Korean-American mandolinist, violinist, and ace trumpeter Elena Moon Park, a frequent Dan Zanes collaborator, who mixes Asian languages with English in Japanese sea shanties, Tibetan jump-rope rhymes, Korean harvest sing-alongs and Taiwanese train songs. Starts at 1:00 PM.
Wed May 7th Monthly Jazz Clinic
For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic. Starts at 5:00 PM.
Wed May 7th Monthly Jazz Jam
Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers! All are welcome! Don’t want to play? Come & listen! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround. Starts at 7:00 PM.
Fri May 16th Queens Jazz Orchestra - TO BIRD & DIZZY WITH LOVE
A musical homage to Charlie “Bird” Parker and Dizzy Gillespie; the two men most responsible for creating the Bop Bop vernacular and changing the way Jazz musicians approached improvisation. Pre-show Discussion with Jimmy Heath, Music Director and Conductor of the Queens Jazz Orchestra @ 7:30 PM Starts at 7:30 PM.
Fri May 23rd Helen Sung Trio - THE "(RE)CONCEPTION PROJECT"
Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition, pianist & composer Helen Sung has been called “one of the brightest emerging stars in jazz today.” A captivating performer with a singular sound and style, she is pioneering her own path as a uniquely placed artist. Starts at 8:00 PM.
Sat May 24th South American Voices of NY - TANGOLANDO & FESTEJATION
2 ensembles, 1 stage & an open dance floor offer varying takes on Latin Jazz. Featuring Tangolando, the first encounter of the tango with Afro-Peruvian music, and FESTEJATION’s traditional Afro-Peruvian music with jazz, funk, and other Latin styles. Supported in part by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. Starts at 7:00 PM.

June

Wed Jun 4th Monthly Jazz Clinic (Special Guest: Kenny Brawner)
For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic. Starts at 5:00 PM.
Wed Jun 4th Monthly Jazz Jam (Special Guest: Kenny Brawner)
Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers! All are welcome! Don’t want to play? Come & listen! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround. Starts at 7:00 PM.
Fri Jun 13th Queens & Brooklyn Jazz Party
The Queens Jazz Overground invites up our Brooklyn brethren for an all out jazz party! Jazz is alive and well in both boroughs, and we’ll celebrate that fact with three sets of music; each group will play a set, followed by a third set of inter-borough collaboration! Starts at 8:00 PM.
Fri Jun 20th Kenny Brawner is Ray Charles
This hybrid concert/theater work brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist/actor Kenny Brawner leads his 12-piece orchestra and 3 sultry vocalists (a la Raelettes) performing Ray’s top hits. Starts at 7:00 PM.
Sat Jun 21st LGBTQ Immigrant Voices
Celebrate the immigrant LGBTQ voices of Queens! Artists will be determined through an open call: All LGBTQ musicians, dancers, and performing artists based in Queens may submit applications, and Latino and other Immigrant and minority artists who selfidentify as LGBTQ are particularly encouraged to apply. Call for details. Supported in part by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. Starts at 7:00 PM.