Be a part of JPAC Presents! Join us in collaborating and developing innovative jazz performance arts programs that showcase the art and music of legendary icons such as Abbey Lincoln, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and many more. Check out the programs that JPAC have produced and performed for appreciative jazz and performance arts audiences, and the upcoming programs in development.
"The best thing you can do is to be a woman and stand before the world and speak your heart." - Abbey Lincoln.
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 deepest admiration, and among the many singers she influenced strongly with her style and character.
The Jazz Performance Arts Collective (JPAC) 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.”
“Every man prays in his own language, and there is no language that God does not understand.” - 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."