Jazz Pac Presents...!
Join us in collaborating and developing innovative jazz performance arts programs of legendary icons such as Abbey Lincoln, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and many more.
"The best thing you can do is to be a woman and stand before the world and speak your heart." - Abbey Lincoln.
Jazz Performance Arts Collective presents
Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010) stands as a major jazz singer and prolific songwriter who blazed a new trail in American vocal music. Her voice, distinct and recognizable, her delivery straightforward and moving, she occupies an important place as a woman among preeminent jazz musicians and composers, who regarded her with deep admiration, and among the many singers she strongly influenced with her style and character.
The Jazz Performance Arts Collective (Jazz Pac) revisits this unique artist’s original compositions in "The Magic of Abbey Lincoln, " which, as they describe it, “reveals her work as a collage of colors of the human condition, with all its heartache and hard truths, hope and joy.”
Jazz Performance Arts Collective Presents
A unique jazz quintet showcasing the life and music of Charles Mingus, a profoundly gifted artist, major American composer, and one of the great jazz bassists of our time.
The following quotes are a few of the responses we received from our Alburquerque audience.
“…incredibly cool and adventurous.”
“…presented with such passion and fluidity…you could feel Mingus’ presence in the space.”
“I was blown away by the depth of their presentation.”
“If they decide to repeat this show…trust me, you don’t want to miss it."
“Every man prays in his own language, and there is no language that God does not understand.” - Duke Ellington
Edward "Duke" Ellington
In the last decade of his life, Duke Ellington wrote three Sacred Concerts: 1965 - A Concert of Sacred Music, 1968 - Second Sacred Concert, 1973 - Third Sacred Concert. Ellington called these concerts "the most important thing I have ever done."
The Steve Lacy Project: Findings
JamKazam Classical Music Festival
January 2, 2021
A 20-minute program of music by Steve Lacy; some classical in form, and some freely improvised and notated.
Free Miniatures - #’s 2-5, freely improvised based on thematic material, composed by Steve Lacy.
Anton Webern Op. 17.
“Art”…One of Herman Melville’s last poems (ca. 1890), set to music by Steve Lacy.
Diane Richardson, Soprano
Steve Duke, Saxophone
Danny Faith, Percussion
Michael Druxman, Contrabass