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The Jazz Exchange 
Education Program

Founder & Educator

THE JAZZ EXCHANGE is a mission driven organization that is committed to building communities through music. The JAZZ Exchange is a minority led organization that has gained recognition in the Tri-State area and internationally. The purpose of this organization is not only to create performance opportunities for musicians but also to connect with audiences around the world, cultivate and flourish youth development through music education, exposing our diverse communities to the public through video and audio. The Jazz Exchanges maintains the efforts to support our youth, artists, and music educators through virtual and online platforms that will continue to sustain the jazz community.

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Jazz House Kids
Faculty

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is the only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz: America’s home-grown art form. In the schools, at the Jazz House, and in our community, we give students an artistic edge – music, mentoring, education, and leadership at work. Jazz House Kids provides inspiring, professional jazz music instruction and education to children from all backgrounds, raising their motivation and academic performance to build a vibrant community & a robust future for America’s home-grown music.

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William Paterson University 
Summer Jazz Workshop

Guest Faculty

The University's Summer Jazz Workshop, active since 1994, is a week-long intensive program in late July, featuring classes, small-group rehearsals and performances, and clinics taught by William Paterson resident faculty and special guest clinicians.

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Universidad Veracruzana
JazzUV

Guest Artist

JAZZUV is a study center of the Universidad Veracruzana for the education, diffusion and promotion of jazz. It was born in 2008 as a sociocultural movement that involves the various actors that converge in the jazz field. Musicians, researchers, teachers, students, educational authorities, businessmen, managers, music critics and the general public, all lovers of jazz, find in Jazzuv a space of possibilities for interaction and creativity.

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The NJAJE meets this ongoing challenge in its presentation of a variety of educational activities, presentations, and opportunities including regional and all-state jazz and jazz choir ensembles, small jazz combo festivals, one-on-one educational opportunities, and much more. Please feel free to browse our site, explore the many opportunities available to students, performers, and professionals, and support jazz education in New Jersey.

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UAQ is a higher education institution with social relevance, financially viable, that focuses on the training of its students to ensure their permanence and comprehensive development, with educational programs recognized for their good quality. Generates and applies knowledge, trains human resources in research, with consolidated academic bodies, integrated into collaborative networks at the national and international level; with effective and efficient management processes, contributing to the growth and dissemination of culture, closely linked to the different sectors of society, promoting plurality and freedom of thought.

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Midori & Friends, founded by violin virtuoso Midori, has invested in over 300,000 students in NYC by providing tuition-free music education programs. We serve local communities by supporting those arts organizations whose purpose is to develop self-confidence, creativity, and ambition in our young people. As it ignites positive social change in the rising generations of students and their families, our dynamic music education programs enrich our city and the individual lives that make it great. We believe that by acting to realize the principles of equity, inclusion, and a strong, diverse population, we help to create an environment of goodwill upon which our city depends if its citizens are to flourish. Midori & Friends makes the music of today and builds the future of tomorrow.

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Midori & Friends, founded by violin virtuoso Midori, has invested in over 300,000 students in NYC by providing tuition-free music education programs. We serve local communities by supporting those arts organizations whose purpose is to develop self-confidence, creativity, and ambition in our young people. As it ignites positive social change in the rising generations of students and their families, our dynamic music education programs enrich our city and the individual lives that make it great. We believe that by acting to realize the principles of equity, inclusion, and a strong, diverse population, we help to create an environment of goodwill upon which our city depends if its citizens are to flourish. Midori & Friends makes the music of today and builds the future of tomorrow.

Midori & Friends
Teaching Artist

UAQ Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Judge, Masterclass, Seminars

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA CUIDAD JUÁREZ
Saxophone Teacher 2014-15

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