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USC Inaugural Jazz Girls Day Coverage

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The Lioness Ensemble

The Lioness Ensemble

Lioness is a collective of female jazz instrumentalists living in New York City whose mission is to inspire and educate the community at large by sharing music created by women in jazz, both past and present. Through outreach in the schools and in community spaces for the general public as well as providing networking opportunities for female musicians, Lioness performs and conduct workshops focusing on the contributions of women in jazz. In this third and final concert in the Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series, the Lioness Ensemble will perform original compositions by members of the group, along with an online Q&A with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian, guitarist Amanda Monaco, and tenor saxophonist Jenny Hill. Alexa Tarantino - alto saxophone Jenny Hill - tenor saxophone Lauren Sevian - baritone saxophone Amanda Monaco - guitar Endea Owens - bass Colleen Clark - drums Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Seriesis made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts. Support with a gift here: Future events:
Aladdin's "December Feels" - Carols for a Cure 2019
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Aladdin's "December Feels" - Carols for a Cure 2019

“December Feels” official music video featuring the cast of Aladdin on Broadway Directed and Edited by Angelo Soriano Song written by Angelo Soriano and Augie Haas for Carols For A Cure, Vol. 21 (2019) benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Lead Vocals by Arielle Jacobs Ensemble: Malik Akil Alicia Charles Lauryn Ciardullo Mark DiConzo Olivia Donalson Josh Drake Tyler Roberts Angelo Soriano Charles South Video Musicians: Augie Haas Matt Lepek Brandon Moodie In collaboration with Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Program: Angelica Stiskin, Artistic Director Michael Waldrop, Associate Artistic Director Dancers: Emily Chiasson Ella Foster Cecillia Gangemi Kennedy Kandi Lauren Leach Ariel Marks Caitlin Marks Nelia McNicol Faith Messer Julia Nuccitelli Cali Wilson Santa: Drew Siccardi Choreography: Angelo Soriano Charles South Josh Drake Additional Camera: JJ Caruncho Makeup: Johannah Adams Ashley Webb Magic Ears bedazzled by Miss Davida Jones Extras: Hannah Freed Jared Freed Julio Chimbay Track produced by Lynn Pinto and Andros Rodriguez at Premier Studios, NYC Vocals: Arielle Jacobs Alicia Charles Olivia Donalson Heather Makalani Anna Ginther Angelo Soriano Charles South Wes Hart Jaz Sealey Jacob Gutierrez Travis Ward-Osborne Horn Arrangement by Augie Haas Musicians: Augie Haas - Trumpet Matt Lepek - Alto Sax Mark Thrasher - Bari Sax Michael Gorham - Trumpet Walter Cano - Trumpet Seth Weaver - Trombone Aleksi Glick - Guitar Jeff Koch - Bass Guitar Colleen Clark - Drums Rueben Allen - Keys *** Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance. For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at, at, at, at and at



Colleen joins Jason Crane on The Jazz Session

Drummer and educator Dr. Colleen Clark is the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. In this interview, she talks about her educational background; why she loves Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus; her sports-adjacent philosophy of music education; her new band; and more.

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Select tracks from Introducing Colleen Clark:

The Debut Album

Various tracks by Colleen Clark

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