Southeast Queens Jam Fest is made possible by a generous grant from New Music USA. The concert is among 110 awarded projects that involve new music as a central element, each one demonstrating the imaginative, diverse, high-quality work that New Music USA is dedicated to supporting. While the grant was initially intended for JCAL’s annual Downtown Jamaica Jazz Festival, the institution pivoted to the Southeast Queens Jam Fest in light of COVID-19. Thanks to New Music USA, JCAL brought live performance back to the community.
The concert, and its lineup of community-based musicians, recommits JCAL to being a thriving hub for arts, culture and community spirit in Southeast Queens, and in the borough as a whole
Written by: Joe Swift