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The Jenn Jade 5! Presents: Summer Sprinkles! at Pelham Bay Park

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Jenn Jade 5! Presents: Summer Sprinkles! Join us for a colorful evening of global grooves & international flava!

Bronx Arts Ensemble is proud to present Jenn Jade 5!as part of the 2024 Summer Music Series.

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)

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and former District 13 Councilwoman Marjorie Velázquez.


June 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pelham Bay Park – Middletown Lawn
Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465 United States
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