Live JAZZ Music & Dance Entertainment ReLoaded!


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Live Jazz MUSIC and DANCE Entertainment ReLoaded

The official website of New York City's Own Jazz Ain't Dead®
Music Concerts, Videos,
Recordings, News, & Events

Jazz Ain't Dead®, a YOUNG URBAN MUSIC and DANCE COLLECTIVE, re-ignites the best standards of classic jazz into the updateded rhythms of funk, soul, acid jazz, and house, while bringing new energy to the 21st Century Jazz scene with hot FRESH originals and clever new arrangements of today's hot music re-imagined into a new, classically "jazz-inspired" sound.

"The Future of Live Jazz Music & Dance Entertainment . . ."
New Shows! New Sound! New Energy! 

Jazz Ain't Dead is a show with a production that is so high energy audiences can't help to get up, get loose, and dance. Jazz Ain't Dead features live dancers, a live mixing DJ, and a host of special guest musicians and vocalists that are well known around the globe! Click Here to see Jazz Ain't Dead Raw on Video... Live and in Action

**These works are made possible in part by a Harkness Space Grant from the
92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center.


Summer Senior Shows with Jazz Ain't Dead® produced by Jazzmobile, Inc.
Performing Jazz Ain't Dead: Straight, No Chaser with the Jazz Ain't Dead Band featuring choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin, Axel Tosca (keys), Kenneth Salters (Drums), Paul Beaudry (Bass), Donald Williams (Guest Drummer), Tap Artist, Calvin Booker, Vocalist, Rajdulari Barnes,
Song and Dance Man, Rick Delancy, and the Jazz Ain't Dead Dancers.

June 21 & 28, 2012
Music Direction by Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Sponsored by New York City Council Members Darlene Mealy & Robert Jackson


Jazz Ain't Dead® performs at the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival produced
by Jazzmobile, Inc.

Jazz Ain't Dead: Straight, No Chaser with the Jazz Ain't Dead Legacy Band featuring the Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio, Tap Artist, Calvin Booker, Vocalist, Maritri Garrett, and the Jazz Ain't Dead Dancers.  Lafayette Harris Jr (piano), Paul Beaudry (bass), Steve Williams (drums)
 May 10, 2012 at the Magic Johnson Theater, Harlem
FREE By Invitation @1:30pm
Music Direction by Lafayette Harris, Jr.  Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Sponsored by NYC Council Member Inez Dickens

Jazz Ain't Dead® performs at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, MD.
Featuring JAD Music Director, Lafayette Harris, Jr., Tap Artist Baakari Wilder (Bring in Da' Noise/Funk), and the Jazz Ain't Dead Dancers
Two new world premiere's:  "Zombie Blues" by Lafayette Harris, Jr., and a New Orleans dedication to Katrina
composed by JAD drummer, Kenneth Salters, "Souls of NoLa"
All Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
February 18, 2012  Tickets $50
Click Here for Tickets              Click Here for Complete Program Information

Jazz Ain't Dead
performs at Joyce SoHo, Thursday through Sunday, March 24 - 27, 2011.  
CLICK HERE for complete program information and advance ticket discounts.  
For tickets, visit or call JoyceCharge 212-242-0800.

6 Performances/5 SOLD OUT!
Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's 
Porgy & Bess

A Live Music Event Showcasing all New Arrangements of the Music of Porgy & Bess in the Styles of
House, Funk, Jazz, and Soul including such favorites as
 It Ain't Necessarily So, My Man's Gone Now
I Loves You Porgy, A Woman is a Sometime Thing, Bess, You is My Woman Now, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', and of course, Summertime.  Click here for complete program information.
Featuring Live Musicians, Live DJ, and Live Dancers!
Look for our new production beginning this fall at a festival near you! 

Digital Press Kits

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Click Here for Jazz Ain't Dead's 2011 Season Music Set Lists and Music Arrangement Credits

Jazz Ain't Dead® and Jazz Ain't Dead Presents is based in New York City and produced by Candice Michelle Franklin for DIP & Associates. 

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News & Events Blog  -Click here to check it out!

Current Music Concerts:
  • Jazz Ain't Dead Presents
    Classic Jazz -The Remix: "Standards on Steroids"
  • Jazz Ain't Dead:  Celebrating the Legacy of Porgy & Bess
  • Jazz Ain't Dead:  The JAD Lounge
  • Jazz Ain't Dead:  Straight, No Chaser
  • Jazz Ain't Dead: The JAD Café
  • Jazz Ain't Dead: JazzHaus Club Sessions
  • Jazz Ain't Dead: Under the Mistletoe Holiday Jam

Book Jazz Ain't Dead: Jazz Ain't Dead is managed by MZK Entertainment
To Book Jazz Ain't Dead at your venue or event, please email
For Media information and Press inquiries, please email us at
For general information and ARTISTIC inquiries, please email us at

Donate & Keep Jazz Ain't Dead Alive:
To support the Jazz Ain't Dead New Music & Dance Fund, click here.

For more information about Jazz Ain't Dead® and Jazz Ain't Dead Presents, please contact the following:


Jazz Ain't Dead®

New York City
Tel:   212-426-1305

Jazz Ain't Dead®
 and Jazz Ain't Dead Presents is produced by Candice Michelle Franklin for DIP & Associates.  Click here to support the Jazz Ain't Dead New Music and Dance Fund.