March 2023 Jazz Power Women’s History Month Celebration
Jazz Power Initiative celebrates Women’s History Month throughout March 2023, featuring the extraordinary talents of two exceptional musicians.
Nikara Warren, vibraphonist, composer, arranger, and educator, joins JPI’s acclaimed monthly concert series, Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam with performances from Ms. Warren’s debut album, “Scenes From Black Wall Street,” on March 19 at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington Heights, and on March 23 at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Jazz Power’s 2023 Community Artist-in-Residence, Annette A. Aguilar, Latin Jazz percussionist, bandleader, and educator, leads a series of Uptown community workshops and performances:
March 24, as musical director of the musical “Why We Matter, A Rhythmic Story of Life, Relationships, and the Influential Women That Raise Us,” at PS4/Duke Ellington School in Washington Heights, written and directed by PS4 educator Jose Cantu based on a story developed with JPI, and performed by local Northern Manhattan elementary school students;
March 27, leading Jazz Power’s community drumming workshop followed by “Descarga (Jam),” with her trio at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Inwood; and
March 25, headlining with her band, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans, presented at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College’s Women In Latin Jazz Festival.
For more information, visit jazzpower.org/march2023