Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam: “Dr. E Digs Deep”

Featuring JPI’s own Managing and Artistic Director, Eli “Dr. E” Yamin with his jazz and blues band, Jazz Power is presenting “Dr. E Digs Deep, blues roots bring sweet fruits” for November 15 and 18 performances uptown in Northern Manhattan.

For November, The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2023 7-9 PM at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center and Saturday, November 18, 2023 4-6 PM at National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

This program brings to life multiple ways of leaning on the blues for support through hard times as well as jubilant celebration. “When I was three, folk blues pioneer Elizabeth Cotten’s sound got into my body and has literally taken me around the world,” noted Dr. E about his first blues “shero.” The band performs fresh interpretations of classics by Cotten, Willie Dixon and Memphis Slim, along with Dr. E’s own sly originals. Dr. E’s jazz and blues band features Eli “Dr. E” Yamin, piano and vocals, with alto saxophonist Zaid Nasser, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer David F. Gibson, with special guests invited to “join in the jam.”

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam is produced by Jazz Power Initiative, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2003, is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Howard Gilman Foundation; the Hispanic Federation; the National Jazz Museum in Harlem; Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York and the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development; the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and our individual donors. Thank you for your support!

Sat, Nov 18
4:00 pm

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