In January, Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) welcomes Cocomama in performance, with Jennifer Vincent, bass, Mayra Casales, percussion, Nicki Denner, piano, Ariacne Trujillo, voice, Reut Regev, trombone and Rafael Monteagudo, drums, and hosted by Jazz Power Initiative’s Managing and Artistic Director Eli Yamin.
Presented at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, our INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM series continues live on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, audience attendance at the museum is very limited; for more information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our January Intergenerational Jazz premieres online for virtual audiences on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 2pm. Sign up to tune in through Facebook and YouTube at: jazzpower.org/powerjam.
A virtual United Nations of women, members of Cocomama hail from around the globe gathering their influences from far and wide. Latin jazz, salsa, soul, Afro-Cuban and R&B, Afro-Cuban are among the items on the menu whenever they hit the stage creating a sound that is all at once fierce and beautiful! Celebrating their new album “Woman’s World,” the music strives to uplift and empower as evidenced by the lyrics of their song “Quiero” which states, “Follow your heart; find your passion, open your mind for destiny is in your hands.”
“I am super excited to be able to bring Cocomama, a band that I co-lead with pianist Nicki Denner and percussionist Mayra Casales, to the Jazz Museum through Jazz Power Initiative!!! Although Cocomama orients itself around Cuban and other South American & Caribbean influences, Nicki and Mayra and I all have roots firmly planted in jazz. We are honored to be able to present a performance that will heavily emphasize our jazzier side.” Jennifer Vincent, bassist and co-leader, Cocomama.
INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM is presented by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and produced by Jazz Power Initiative, a Northern Manhattan community arts non-profit organization for jazz music education and performance. We thank all of our supporters: The New York State Council for the Arts; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York City Council; The Miranda Family Fund, and our individual donors.
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is a museum dedicated to preservation and celebration of the jazz history of Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. Their vision is to make jazz accessible to everyone on the planet. They are a living, evolving museum for the people, center for jazz and a place in Harlem where visitors gather to enjoy history and music, and where artists come to play, rehearse, create or drop-in, even when no one else is there, just to be in the space that so many others have passed through.