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Washington Heights Jazz Festival!

$3,050 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 11 months
Jazz WaHi presents The Washington Heights Jazz Festival: a neighborhood-based, affordable, and family friendly event, bringing jazz to our Washington Heights neighborhood.
It will be a weekend-long event featuring twelve different bands: fifty musicians, most of them living right here in the neighborhood, connecting with a local audience in venues that people can walk to (Le Cheile, Las Tapas, and Kismat restaurants)
·   Straight-ahead, Latin jazz, NoLa Funk, Blues, Chamber jazz, and more!
·   There will be a “Jazz for Kids” set, and all performances will be family friendly.
·   Tickets will be priced for affordability, so ticket sales will only cover about half of the Festival’s operating expenses.
·   We want the Festival to grow and become an annual multi-venue event featuring the best musicians from our community and the greater New York area…. to create a Festival that all jazz musicians and jazz lovers will want to be a part of!
By donating, you too will a part of it!

Our projected operating budget of $5500 covers artist fees, equipment rentals, advertising costs, printing (posters, flyers, banner, programs), and miscellaneous supplies and expenses.

Revenue sources: A grant from the Herb Alpert Foundation, ticket sales, neighborhood businesses advertising in the program.

In-kind donations: Le Cheile and Kismat have generously donated their space; some musicians are generously donating their time and equipment; our team of Jazz WaHi volunteers.

What is Jazz WaHi?
As jazz musicians and educators living in Washington Heights, we formed Jazz WaHi in 2014 as a resource for providing jazz education and performance in our neighborhood:
-WaHi Jazz Choir is a noncompetitive, friendly place where kids K-12 have fun singing and learning about jazz.
-The WaHi Wednesday Weekly Jazz Jam is a space for the jazz musicians and fans of Northern Manhattan and beyond to gather, play, listen, and build a community. Well over 200 musicians and as many listeners have attended since we began three years ago. We have discovered that there are many excellent musicians living right around the corner!
-Every month, the Jazz WaHi Vocal Jazz Series brings in some of New York City’s top singers to perform in our neighborhood.
- Our website lists neighborhood music teachers for community residents looking for music lessons.
- www.jazzwahi.com

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Thank you thank you thank you!! With your generous support the Washington Heights Jazz Festival was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS, with SRO crowds listening to great music right in our neighborhood! And with better-than-expected attendance and support from community businesses we are well on our way towards funding next years's Festival! Thank you thank you thank you!
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We're happy to announce that we've added a third venue to the event: Las Tapas, on w. 187, will be hosting singer La Tanya Hall, with pianist Alan Rosenthal, on Sunday, March 11, 5-6 pm!
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