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Staten Island Jazz Festival 2017: October 21


Staten Island Jazz Festival 2017: October 21

For over 25 years, UTA has presented Staten Island JAZZto critical acclaim and loyal audiences. UTA has long embraced Jazz – an American-born music genre – and founded Staten Island JAZZ in 1988 with the intent of both preserving and promoting Jazz arts. UTA has consistently delivered an extraordinary show with legendary artists.  Past performers have included The Sun Ra Intergalactic Arkestra, Kenny Barron, Reggie Workman, Barry Harris, Bluiett, and more!

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UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ began as a series of community jazz workshops under the direction of internationally known jazz artist and educator, Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre, which culminated in performance. The public performances held as an evening concert every October enabled audiences to learn more about jazz music, which at the time, was seldom showcased on Staten Island. In 2007, UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ concert graduated from an evening event to an all day festival with jazz–themed workshops designed for the entire family’s enjoyment.


Barry Harris
Sun Ra Arkestra
Reggie Workman  •  Kiane Zawadi
Leopoldo Fleming Afro-Caribbean
Jazz Ensemble
Danny Mixon
Winard Harper and Jeli Posse
Vishnu Wood • Emme Kemp
Betty Shirley  •  Sylvester Scott
Jeannine Otis  •  Karlus Trapp
Rudi Mwongozi  •  Darrell Smith  •  WaFoo
Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble
Uptown Dance Academy: A Tribute to
Bob Cunningham

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FREE Family Workshops

Enjoy FREE workshops the morning of Staten Island Jazz Festival 30. For more information, call (718) 273-5610 or email

UTA has been providing an array of life enrichment programs to Staten Islanders for 50 years – our mission is to “quicken the creative spirit in the individual and community and foster brotherly love.” Since our inception, UTA has been a thriving force, fostering cultural and artistic development in the community. Learn moreProgramsUTA works with seasoned professional artists to provide instruction in and exposure to, an eclectic blend of fine and performing arts, cultural, educational and social programs.  Our FREE programs serve community members by providing hands-on, experiential and creative artistic outlets that uplift, enlighten, inspire and facilitate unique expanded learning and enrichment opportunities that only the arts can foster.

Source: Universal Temple of the Arts, Staten Island, NY