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Happy Holidays with Jenn Ledesna and Friends!

December 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join us for a jovial afternoon of holiday classics, international grooves, & musical potpourri featuring Bronx native Jennifer Jade Ledesna.

Program details coming soon.

Jorge Avila, violin

JENNIFER JADE LEDESNA Grammy-nominated stage mage & Bronxite polyglot, is an alumna of New School Jazz & LaGuardia Arts. A Montreux Jazz Voice Competition Finalist, Equity actress, & “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” composer, Ms. Jade often performs at “Aux Trois Mailletz” in Paris, “Jazz Na Avenida” in Brazil, & the legendary “Minton’s Playhouse” in Harlem, NYC.

She’s sung at Carnegie Hall in Bobby McFerrin’s “INSTANT OPERA!”, in the World Premiere Tour of “CHAPEL/CHAPTER” w the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Co. JJ’s also graced the international stages of Switzerland’s CHORUS Jazz Club, Norway’s “Silda Jazz Fest” w her group “RAJAFRO”, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Saint Croix’s “Take Five Fest”, Santiago de Chile’s “Teatro Municipal de Las Condes”, & Austria’s PORGY & BESS, to name a few. 

Jenn has performed with David Amram, Elew, Dave Valentin, Roy Hargrove, Wycliffe Gordon, Joatan Nascimento, Junior Mance, James Carter, Benny Powell, Candido Camero, Janis Siegel, Wynton Marsalis, & David Antonio Cruz, among others. 

She recently starred as Tempest in the feature film SINCE I LEFT YOU, “Tinima” in the opera-musical HATUEY: MEMORY OF FIRE!, & has just returned home from touring France, Brazil, Argentina, & the Dominican Republic! 

Check out “VOX HUMANA” the new album of Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band featuring Jenn Jade
& look for her in the upcoming, world premiere of “SUGAR HILL” the Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker as The Angel!

The *Jenn Jade 5* ⭐️ Griffin Ross (sax); Gary Fisher (piano); Tamir Shmerling (bass); & Charles Goold (drums)

Jorge Avila, violin

GARY FISHER grew up near Detroit Michigan & moved to NYC in 1997. He’s performed with Chet Baker, Richard Bona, Randy Brecker, Richie Cole, John Handy, Eddie Henderson, Tonhino Horta, David “Fathead” Newman, Jerome Richardson, Lou Soloff, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Dave Valentin, Eddie Cleanhead” Vinson & Jeff Watts, among others.
He’s also played the “Jazz at Maybeck Hall” solo piano recital series on N.P.R; The Soapbox Gallery solo piano series, & as guest artist on Marian McPartland’s famous show “Piano Jazz!”


December 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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