Jazz House Kids Vocal Academy Perform for Jazz Appreciation Month

Apr 23, 2018

Jazz House Kids is a community-based arts organization located in Montclair, New Jersey, with a mission to provide year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students in grades K-12, teachers, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. The "Jazz House" provides the framework for students to cultivate the talent, discipline, skills and principles they need to play, sing, and appreciate America's original musical art form. Through music, mentoring and education, Jazz House Kids cultivates tomorrow’s global citizens so they may build vibrant communities where they live.

Jazz House Kids Jazz Vocal Academy
Credit Simon Rentner

Jazz House Kids Vocal Jazz Academy Leaders vocalists and educators Amy London and Dylan Pramuk brought their ensemble of teenage vocalists to WBGO’s studios to perform two jazz standards arranged by Pramuk like Ellington’s “Caravan” (with lyrics by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross) and Tadd Dameron’s “Ladybird.”

The group’s 10 vocalists are Anjolie Charlot, Claudia Nketia, Avril Fagan, Derick Campos, Callie Natiello, Ella Abramson, Ellah Brown, Morris Hayes, Wendy Brown, Maya Lerner and Susan Palermo, with the Rhythm Section made up of Radam Schwartz (piano), Joe Bussey (bass), and Eric Dupont (drums).

Listen to 88.3FM to hear their performances, or in the playlist below.