J. Hoard is an NYC-based artist whose performance style evokes the core of the Black church and the allure of “The Great White Way” (Broadway). His original compositions and arrangements easily shift genres to articulate his vivid songwriting. This eclecticism has yielded songwriting collaborations with artists such as Black Coffee (on his 2022 Grammy-winning “Subconsciously” album), Chance the Rapper (on his 2017 Grammy-winning “Coloring Book” album), Brasstracks, and hip-hop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris. Additionally, he has worked closely with a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Kassa Overall, Jose James, TheLessonGK, Endea Owens and music legend Meshell Ndegeocello (singer on her 2019 Grammy-nominated “Ventriloquism” album). No matter the genre, language (singer on the Latin Grammy-winning “Sobrevolando” Cultura Profetica album), or community – J. Hoard’s “arms open like Whitney Houston” approach to singing/life keeps him inspired to deliver art with heart.
Tickets are available starting September 5th.
This event is curated by Endea Owens.
About the Jazz Is: Now Curatorial Fellowships
Since its founding, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem has provided young artists with opportunities to perform as well as curate concerts and events. NJMH Artistic Director Christian McBride started curating performances and presentations at the Museum in 2006, and Artistic Director Jon Batiste began in 2010 while a student at Juilliard. The excitement and energy those events brought to our community inform our current programming and creative vision.
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