The 2nd Annual Washington Heights Jazz Festival!

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Mark Kross & Louise Rogers
Jazz WaHi presents The Second Annual Washington Heights Jazz Festival: a neighborhood-based, affordable, and family friendly event, bringing jazz to our Washington Heights neighborhood.
March 8-10, 2019
It will be a weekend-long event featuring thirteen 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).
The success of the first Festival exceeded our wildest dreams, with capacity crowds, community enthusiasm, and enough revenue to cover all expenses with a little left over to begin planning the next one!

This year we will need more funding to support even more performances and professional services (e.g. last year we printed and cut out postcards and printed and folded programs... we'd like to have that professionally done this year).

The lineup so far:
-Max Pollak's RumbaTap  - Latin Jazz & Dance Percussion
-Jake Chapman Quintet - Vibraphone Madness!
-Jarrett Walser Trio - Modern Jazz meets Neo-Funk
-Glenn White Quintet  - Progressive Jazz
-Brust/Horowitz Quintet  - Modern Hard-Bop
-Stéphane Spira Quartet  - Lyrical, Swinging Contemporary Jazz
-Eli Yamin Trio  - "Monk, Mose, and Me"
-Annette Aguilar and String Beans  - Latin/Brazilian Jazz
-Bill Crow & Flip Peters  - Reminiscences and Classic Jazz
-Louise Rogers' Jazzy Fairy Tales  - Jazz for Young Children
-Tres Gatos - Afro/Latin Jazz
- George Kormendi Duo - Guitar Jazz

Our projected operating budget of $6500 covers artist fees, equipment rentals, advertising costs, printing (posters, flyers, banner, programs), and miscellaneous supplies and expenses.
Revenue sources: A grant from the Jazz Education Network/Herb Alpert Foundation, ticket sales, neighborhood businesses advertising in the program.
In-kind donations: Le Cheile, Las Tapas, and Kismat have generously donated their space; some musicians are generously donating their time and equipment; our team of Jazz WaHi volunteers.

·   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!  For every $25 you donate you receive one free ticket to one set!

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 300 musicians and as many listeners have attended since we began four 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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$250 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 1 person in 1 month
Created December 12, 2018
MR
Mark Kross & Louise Rogers
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