J P A C  Presents!

Be a part of JPAC 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.  Check out the programs that JPAC have produced and performed for appreciative jazz and performance arts audiences, and the upcoming programs that you may want to be a part of. Register for a workshop to get started! 

"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

"The Magic of 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 deep admiration, and among the many singers she strongly influenced 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.”

Jazz Performance Arts Collective presents

 "SingusMingus"

 

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 

Jazz Performance Arts presents

"An Evening of Ella"

    " Thank you for gracing our stage with your beautiful voice and Ella stylings. The band was equally amazing." 

     "This perfect tribute to Ella was certainly a rare treat for me and all jazz fans that attended the event."   

 

https://www.abqjournal.com/.../nms-diane-richardson-to-sing-tribute-to-ella- fitzgerald.html. 


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."

Sanctuary: The Sacred Music of
Edward "Duke" Ellington

“Every man prays in his own language, and there is no language that God does not understand.” - Duke Ellington