BandLab Workshop for Educators

BandLab Workshop for Educators

Featuring artists from Jazz Power Initiative
Session 1: Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 4:30-6:00pm
Session 2: Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 4:30-6:00pm

Register here for both sessions

You’re invited to Muse’s Summer Institute 2020 follow-up workshop on BandLab. Led by teaching artists from Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), we’ll explore how this digital audio workstation can be used to create collaborative audio projects with K-12 students.

Register above to receive your unique Zoom link. Please plan to attend both sessions. You do not need to have attended Summer Institute in order to benefit from this workshop. All educators are welcome. Please share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues!

Jazz Power Initiative Director of Business Affairs Janny Gonzalez was born in Venezuela and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Los Andes, located in the city of Merida, Venezuela receiving her B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree in 2012. After launching a successful career in Process Design Engineering in Venezolana de Proyectos Integrados, C.A. (VEPICA) in Caracas, Venezuela, she migrated to the United States in 2016 due to political factors. Janny began working in the non-profit sector in 2017 at Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) in Inwood, Manhattan as a marketing, bookkeeping and operations consultant. After proving her capabilities, Janny was promoted to Director of Business Affairs in fall of 2020. Janny’s responsibilities include managing the budget, technology, and fundraising activities of JPI as well as serving as a staff liaison to the Board of Directors. Janny is a singer, plays piano, is happily married and the proud mom of one child.

Jazz Power Initiative Program Assistant Jonathan Hernandez-Jimenez has been with the Jazz Power Initiative for over six years. He recently earned his B.A. from New York University (NYU) where he majored in Music Business. Born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Jonathan is currently a substitute music teacher at the high school he attended, Eagle Academy For Young Men. It was there in 10th grade that Jonathan first came into contact with the Jazz Power Initiative as a student. Currently Jonathan runs tech for Jazz Power Youth Education programs and live events. He also coordinates and performs with Zah! Jazz Power Ensemble, our pre-professional performing group and manages our social media accounts. In addition to his production skills, Jonathan is a singer and guitarist, plays in his own band and has been a great link between our youth and adults.

Artistic Director and Co-Founder Eli Yamin is a pianist, composer, singer, producer and educator who has been spreading the joy of jazz through his work for 30 years including 10 years as founding director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy. Eli tours with his blues band and jazz quartet, has released eight CD’s featuring his compositions, published three youth centered jazz musicals and has performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and over 20 countries as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. Eli sincerely believes learning about jazz should feel as creative as playing jazz and consistently shares this experience with students of all ages. He has written a book, So You Want to Sing the Blues, published by Rowman and Littlefield in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is on the faculties of Lehman College (CUNY) and Marymount Manhattan College. He is currently working towards his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, State University of New York (SUNY).