Queens Jazz Overground

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2014 at 7:57AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny. High near 25. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 19. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam At 5 p.m., individuals can learn more about jazz and play with the Queens Jazz OverGround. At 7 p.m., musicians are invited [...]

Flushing Town Hall to host jazz festival
Flushing Town Hall to host jazz festival
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 4/25/2013 at 11:51AM

Jazz is coming to Flushing Town Hall. The town hall and the Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG), which promotes jazz education and musical enrichment, are hosting the first annual Spring Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 27. Three founding members of QJOG, a nonprofit collective, along with Ellen Kodadek, Flushing Town Hall executive and artistic director, trumpeted [...]

Bringing jazz to Queens
Bringing jazz to Queens
Entertainment Terence M. Cullen 3/09/2013 at 9:24AM

Josh Deutsch loves jazz. He can speak to it in excess, understands it and appreciates all the jazz greats. Originally a pianist before switching to trumpet, jazz is Deutsch’s life — in every component. Teaching, when coinciding with performing, is one of Deutsch’s favorite parts of music as he helps his students explore the technical [...]

LIC jazz guitarist strikes a chord
LIC jazz guitarist strikes a chord
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 8/13/2012 at 8:39AM

At age 12, Amanda Monaco picked up a guitar. One hasn’t left her hands since. The Long Island City jazz guitarist, whose strumming floats through neighborhood wine bars and music venues, now leads the Queens Jazz Overground. A spinoff of the nonprofit Brooklyn Jazz Underground, it is a local resource for jazz musicians and fans. [...]