Jay Hoggard Concert and Workshop for Bronx Youth
10:00 – 11:00 am: JAZZ WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Providing the youth of the Bronx a gateway into an institution of higher learning, high school and college-aged music students of all skill levels are invited to attend a free workshop, conducted by Jay Hoggard, featuring the students of the Bronx Arts Ensemble partner schools. The workshop will focus on jazz rhythmic patterns, basic improvisation, and ensemble techniques.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: CONCERT FOR BRONX YOUTH
The Jay Hoggard Quartet’s latest project, Harlem Hieroglyphs makes excursions into African diasporic rhythmic conceptions, using various African-American spirituals, gospel music, and jazz. With selections titled Piety and Redemption, I Live Because I Breathe, & I Am Free, the Harlem Hieroglyphs Project embodies the essence of the ongoing struggle for equity that greatly relates to the sentiments of today’s Bronx youth.
Jay Hoggard, vibraphone
James Weidman, piano, organ
Belden Bullock, bass
Pheeroan AkLaff, drums, percussion