Jazz Mentors Student Jam

Start: Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:00 PM

End: Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00 PM

The Council for Living Music, The NY City Council, and AFM, Local 802



March 14, 2019 5-7PM

322 West 48th Street, Club Room A

New York, NY

Featuring JMB


Alvester Garnett, Endea Owens, Kelly Green

and Guest Artist

Jocelyn Gould

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Open to students of jazz ages 15-22

On March 14, 2019 Local 802 American Federation of Musicians will host the sixth installment of its JAZZ MENTORS STUDENT JAM, a musical performance and mentoring session designed to connect younger musicians with some of New York City’s premier jazz artists to learn the basics of jazz improvisation, musical collaboration, proper technique, scat singing, ensemble playing, bandstand etiquette, and many other skills essential to a career as a jazz performer.

The Performers

Guest Artist

Jocelyn Gould is a jazz guitarist based in New York City. She cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass as primary influences of the instrument. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Jocelyn holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University.

Jocelyn is an avid composer and is currently composing music for her debut record as a leader. She has composed and arranged original music for her small group, as well as for her nonet and for big band. In August 2018, Jocelyn won 1st place in the Wilson International Jazz Guitar Competition.  


Alvester Garnett will be in the drum chair this month, subbing for Henry Conerway III.

Singers such as Abbey Lincoln and the late great Betty Carter, to instrumentalists Wynton Marsalis, James Carter, Regina Carter, and Cyrus Chestnut have all called on Mr. Garnett for the energy and fire that he brings to the bandstand.  

Mr. Garnett has also worked in the bands of many other great artists. The list includes, Roy Hargrove's Quintet, Benny Golson, Al Grey, Stefon Harris, Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center's Jazz For Young People Concerts, James Carter's Quartet and Quintet, Lou Donaldson's Quartet along with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ronald Westray, Fabio Morgera, Werner "Vana" Gierig, Dr. Michael White and the Richmond Symphony. He has also appeared on Broadway in "After Midnight," and "Shuffle Along."

Detroit native Endea Owens is a vibrant, multitalented jazz bassist. She has toured and performed with Jazzmeia Horn, Steve Turre, Jennifer Holliday, Camille Thurman, and Lea DeLaria from the Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black.” Recently, Endea was featured on ABC7 News (New York) with Sandy Kenyon, as well as ABC7 “Here and Now.” This episode was played in 6,500 taxis in the New York area. This year Endea was featured in The Wall Street Journal as well as Billboard Magazine. Currently, she is completing her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School.

Holding down the piano chair this month is Kelly Green. Kelly received her Bachelors in Jazz Studies- piano performance at the University of North Florida. She studied piano with accomplished jazz pianist, Lynne Arriale as well as voice with wonderful vocalist, Michelle Amato. She also performed steadily at the Times Union Center, Lilly’s Coffee Shop, and Rhett’s Piano Bar as well as doing many private events at various locations. In May 2011, she competed in the Generation Next Youth Talent Competition at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival taking home first prize and a $2,000 savings bond for playing and singing Herbie Hancock’s “Eye of the Hurricane.” She recently appeared at Dizzy’s Club Coca and has a regular engagement at the Wilky in Brooklyn.  

Event by
Miguel Santana
Bronx, New York
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