Monday January 30, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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244 Rehearsal Studios 
244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor
New York City, NY 10019

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The Jazz Drama Program 

Open Jazz Arts Dancing & Singing Master Class 

In this free Dancing and Singing Open Jazz Arts Master Class, choreographer, Mickey Davidson and Artistic Director, Eli Yamin, guide young performers to dance, improvise, and sing soulfully. Select participants will be invited to join Zah! Jazz Youth, a group that receives professional training and performs Jazz Musicals in the New York City area supported by the Jazz Drama Program!

The Jazz Drama Program is a New York City-based not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to building more imaginative, diverse and compassionate communities through education in jazz music, theatre and dance. The Jazz Drama Program was founded in 2003 by jazz musician/educator Eli Yamin and writer/educator Clifford Carlson. Since then, thousands of young people in New York City, across the US and around the world have made friends with jazz and in jazz through participating in The Jazz Drama Program. 

Eli Yamin

Artistic Director Eli Yamin is a pianist, composer, singer, and educator who has been spreading the joy of jazz through his work for 30 years including 10 years as founding director of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy. Eli tours with his blues band and jazz quartet, has released several CD's and has performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and over 20 countries as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. Eli sincerely believes learning about jazz should feel as creative as playing jazz and consistently shares this experience with students of all ages.

                                                                                                            Mickey Davidson

Choreographer/educator Mickey Davidson joined Dianne McIntyre's ground breaking "Sounds In Motion" in 1975 and danced with the company for eight years. She has always taught and performed for children and has an extensive background in African American dance styles. She has been teaching for many years at the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp in New Orleans and has worked closely with jazz musicians including Sun Ra and writers including Ntozake Shange. Mickey won an Audelco award for choreography of "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" directed by Ntozake Shange.