Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jazzin for Jamaica and Southeast Queens

Once a community and home for top jazz musicians, again today two musical enclaves in Greater Jamaica and Southeast Queens, are revisiting their musical roots and creating an awe inspiring area of re-emerging jazz culture.  These two unique recent venues are...

Jazzin for Jamaica and
Southeast Queens

By  Tiffany Leiba-Peters

The Ed Jackson Quartet at Jackson Room
Jazz music is buzzing in Queens, as Saint Albans, jazz club Jackson Room, with Saxophonist Extraordinarie Ed Jackson, presents "Jazz UP your Spring" event this week. Also, a Better Jamaica Inc., continues their AirTrain Jazz Festival, this coming Thursday, with featured artist Keith Jordan.

Queens, particularly Saint Albans, is a historical hub for jazz legends with the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Bassie, Milt Hinton, and many more once residing here. The familiar, vibrant mural found on Linden Boulevard commemorates this rich history.

Saturday's "Jazz UP your Spring," at the Jackson Room, event will feature: pianist Carlton Homes, bassist Marcus Mclaurine,  Steve Johns on drums and Jackson Room Club Owner, Ed Jackson on saxophone. Showtimes this Saturday at Jackson Room, will be at 8PM and 10PM.

Keith Jordan will be performing at the
AirTrain Jazz Festival April
Refreshments will be served. To learn more about upcoming events at Jackson Room, call (718) 525-2387 or RSVP at

Thursday's, April, 27th, AirTrain Jazz Festival, will be held at 90-40 Sutphin Boulevard, at the LLRR located AirTrain Terminal to JFK Airport, at 5-7PM and will feature the talented Keith Jordan Group.

Admission is free. For more information call (718) 657-2605.

With economic development increasing in the Jamaica area, many organizations are looking to create and maintain local quality cultural outlets. There is something magical about Jamaica Queens, as evidenced by the many music legends who one made their homes here.

Performance at the Jackson Room Video Teaser

About Tiffany Leiba-Peters - is special featured writer for the Southeast Queens Scoop.  She is also a seasoned communications professional and published writer for numerous local publications throughout the country.  

She enjoys writing about the community's art and entertainment events and news.

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