Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jazz Ain’t Dead performs Spring Season at Joyce SoHo

 
Jazz Ain't Dead® Joyce SoHo Season 2010-2011
 
Photography by James George 


 

CLICK HERE to LISTEN 
to our New Music Arrangements of our latest evening length production:  
Jazz Ain't Dead Celebrates the Legacy of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess!

 
 
JAD Band:
Lafayette Harris (Keys/Jazz Piano), Axel Tosca (Keys), 
Travis Antoine (Trumpet), Rogerst Charles (Alto Sax), 
Kenneth Salters (Drums), Steve Rodriguez (Bass), 
Mansa Gory (Trombone), Jimmy Lopez (Congas), 
Gabrielle Jennings (Djembe), Chris Rob (Keys)

JAD Singers:
Daphne Shawn, Kenyetta Coffee, Billy Davis

JAD DJ:
Nyck Henry

JAD Dancers:
Jerome Melsaun Warren, Careitha Davis, 
JoiLynn, Carmen Carriker,
Candice Michelle Franklin, Chelsey Arce, Andrea Colabufo, 
Gierre Godley, Leah Tubbs, April Holloway, 
Ashley Chavonne McGill, Shawn Cruz, Gabriel Malo, 
Adisa Gooding-Henry, Tony Wright, Natonia Monet Harrison, Angel Chin, and Shelley McLaughlin


 

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Produced by Candice Franklin for DIP and Associates

Jazz Ain't Dead® Performs it's 2011 season at
 



Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street

(Between Houston & Prince, New York City)

Live Musicians, Live Dancers, Live Singers, Live DJ
Thursday - Sunday, March 24 - 27, 2011

Jazz Ain't Dead presents Nu-Jazz and classic Jazz standards
re-imagined into House, Funk, Acid Jazz, and Soul.  Featuring TWO HOT Programs plus FRESH new music arrangements of 
George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" by Chris Rob,
Donald Hayes, and others.
 


With Special Guest - Mo Beasley
and Maurice Chestnut


Choreography and Music Development by Candice Michelle Franklin
Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris
Music Arrangements by Chris Rob, Lafayette Harris, Donald Hayes,
& Marcus "Bellringer" Bell

Tickets $22 General/$15 Student & Senior



Special $5 Discount Offer
To get a $5 Discount, click here to subscribe to our Jazz Ain't Dead Mailing List and receive via email a special discount promo code to use online, on the phone, or to print to use in-person at the Joyce Box Office.  Your email with promo code will be sent within one hour with verification and subsequent confirmation of valid email.  Discount vouchers are for ADVANCE SALES ONLY!

 

To Purchase Tickets

Visit www.Joyce.org or Call JoyceCharge 212-242-0800

 

 Jazz Ain't Dead® and Jazz Ain't Dead Presents is produced by 
Candice Michelle Franklin for DIP & Associates. 


 

 

Jazz Ain't Dead®, A Young Urban Jazz Music and Dance Collective


Showtimes:

JAZZ Ain't Dead® Joyce SoHo Season 2011 Set List
Program Subject to Change

Thursday, March 24, 7:30pm JAD Lounge (35 min. TRT):  JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Billie Jean, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love
-Intermission -
Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
(40 min. TRT):  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime Interlude,
Summertime House
Friday, March 25, 7:30pm Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess:  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime Interlude,
Summertime House
Friday, March 25, 9:30pm JAD Lounge: JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, Billie Jean, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love
Saturday, March 26, 7:30pm JAD Lounge: JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, Billie Jean, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love
Saturday, March 26 9:30pm Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess:  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime Interlude,
Summertime House
Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm JAD Lounge (35 min. TRT): JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, Billie Jean, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love 
-Intermission -
Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
(40 min. TRT):  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now,
Summertime Interlude, Summertime House

Thursday, March 24, 7:30pm
Friday, March 25, 7:30pm/9:30pm
Saturday, March 26, 7:30pm/9:30pm
Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm 


Music:
It Ain't Necessarily So -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Chris Rob for Jazz Ain't Dead®


A Woman is a Sometime Thang -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Chris Rob for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Summertime Burlesque -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lenny Underwood for Jazz Ain't Dead®, Text and Spoken word performance by Mo Beasley.


Red-Headed Woman -Original music by George Gershwn, New Music Arrangements by Donald Hayes for Jazz Ain't Dead®

I Love's You Porgy --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead®, Spoken Word performance by Natonia Monet with Text by Nihara Michelle

There's a Boat -Original Music by George Gershwin, in the style of Ray Charles, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris


My Man's Gone Now --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Chris Rob for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Bess, You is My Woman Now -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangement and live music direction by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Summertime Interlude --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lenny Underwood for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Summertime House --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lenny Underwood for Jazz Ain't Dead®

JAD Jam -Arrangement and lyrics by Candice Michelle Franklin with Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead®

My Funny Valentine -
Music arrangement by Chris Rob with Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead® and text and spoken word performance by Mo Beasley

I Know You Know -Music by Esperanza Spalding, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Fall In -Music by Esperanza Spalding, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Portuguese Love
-Music by Teena Marie, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Billie Jean
-by Michael Jackson, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Black Panties
- Music "Jungle Fever" by The Chakachas, Music Direction by Lafayette Harris, Spoken Word Performance/Text by Mo Beasley

Whatever Lola Wants
-Music arrangement by Marcus "BellRinger" Bell/Bellringer Productions/InnerTemple Music for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Since I've Been Loving You -Music by Led Zepplin, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

                                                                                                                                                               

For press inquiries, please contact the following:

Shanon Shaw, Press Contact
media@JazzAintDead.com
212--426--1305


Hope to see you at Joyce SoHo!



These performances were made possible, in part, by a Harkness Space Grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and The Joyce Theater Foundation, which owns and operates Joyce SoHo.

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