Monday, January 20, 2014

Jazz is Instrumental Black History Month

St. Albans, New York, January 14th, 2014 - Jazz talent has always found a home in St. Albans, Queens, New York. It is rather well known that jazz legends like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Count Basie, and John Coltrane to name just a few, lived in St. Albans, at one point in their lives.

Ironically, there has been lack of quality establishments in the area that have been receptive and classy places to showcase jazz talent in St. Albans, Queens - until now! Enter jazz artist and financial entrepreneur Edward Jackson, who has recently built a quality jazz hall underground to showcase jazz in an above board big way in St. Albans. His new Jackson Room jazz hall was built, with a lot of hard work and dedication to the art form, in the basement of his building also housing the well respected Jackson Tax Service.

The last gig at Jackson Room, "End Your Year on a High Note!" was a successful and uplifting heartfelt homage to the holiday season.

In this regard, Mr. Jackson and his staff want to continue to go into this New Year with the same elevating energy and intensity focusing on our rich musical culture. January and February are very important months because we give pause to remember the contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and also our ancestors in celebrating Black History Month.

"During January and February (Black History Month) we will be celebrating our contributions to the American Art form Jazz" says Jackson. We will play music from African American composers who were instrumental in creating this original musical artform.

Some consider jazz the only truly original American musical art form and of course its roots began in the rhythmic soulful expressions of our ancestors in places like New Orleans and the Deep South. In the great historical migrations of Black people moving into the Northern Cities St. Albans, Queens, the town where Jackson Room is located, was a home of some of the most preeminent artists in jazz.

"We are therefore bringing the history of jazz back home starting this month" says Ed Jackson. "Our heritage inspired performances will start on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, and will feature the world class respected musicians."  The Ed Jackson Quartet will feature the following artists:

George Cables - Piano  

Essiet O Essiet - Bass 

Lionel Cordew - Drums

Sax - Ed Jackson

If you live in South Queens this is a musical treat you won't want to miss.

"Jazz is Instrumental Black History Month"

with the Ed Jackson Quartet
Saturday, January 25th, 2014     
2 Shows: 8:00 & 10:00

Cover: $15.00  (includes 8:00 show & 10:00 show)

Free Healthy Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments 

Make a Reservation at the Jackson Room Website

Make a  telephone reservation (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
by calling: (718) 525-2387

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