Jazzland with Harlem School of the Arts
It has been a very busy year, and ESPECIALLY the past couple of months. I have been working with the kids from HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS in partnership with my very own HARLEM STAGE, and MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, on a brand new musical for the American Stage, JAZZLAND! Our goal is to create a curriculum that can accompany the show, and expose kids in the NYC public schools and beyond to the richness and JOY of JAZZ MUSIC! The Harlem School of the Arts kids are pictured above with HSA’s major benefactor, HERB ALPERT and his lovely wife, singer, LANI HALL (center). Herb and Lani and famed drummer, Mike Shapiro, popped into a rehearsal and were BLOWN AWAY! I am directing this piece and very proud of the work the kids are doing. Some of them, the first time doing a musical!
We have performances beginning Friday, May 11th. So if you are looking for something to lift your spirits, here is the link for tickets and info!
I do hope you will join us!