St. Albans, New York, February 17th, 2014 - Jazz talent has always found a home in St. Albans, and Jamaica, Queens, New York. It is 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.
Until now, ironically, there has been lack of quality classy establishments in the area that have been receptive to showcase jazz talent in St. Albans and Jamaica, Queens. Enter jazz artist and financial entrepreneur Edward Jackson, who has recently built a quality establishmen underground to showcase jazz in an above board big way in St. Albans. His new Jackson Room was built, with a lot of hard work and dedication to the jazz art form, in the basement of his building also housing the well respected Jackson Tax Service.
The last gig at Jackson Room, "Jazz is Instrumental for Black History Month!", was a successful and uplifting heartfelt musical tribute to Black History Month .
In this regard, Mr. Jackson and his staff want to continue to go into Black History month with the same elevating energy and intensity focusing on our rich musical culture. In February Jackson Room will be celebrating Black History Month from the perspective of "Love is in the Air this Black History Month!
"During February 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 art-form.
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 Jamaica and 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 be on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, and will feature world class respected musicians playing with the highly regarded Ed Jackson Quartet." The Ed Jackson Quartet will feature the following artists:
Akiko Tsuruga - Piano
Saadi Zain - Bass
Lionel Cordew - Drums and...
Ed Jackson - Sax
The true essence of Black History Month is: LOVE. Therefore, if you live in South Queens this is a musical treat you won't want to miss.
"Love is in the Air this Black History Month"with the Ed Jackson Quartet
Saturday, February 22nd, 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