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JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: Standards on Steroids

JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:
Standards on Steroids is a classic JAZZ AIN'T DEAD music concert with live musicians, vocalists, DJ, and dancers that takes our classic jazz standards from the American songbook like the big band hits such as Sing, Sing, Sing, It Don't Mean a Thing, St. Louis Blues, and Cab Calloway's Heidi Ho and remixes them into today's music of House, Funk, Spoken Word, and Soul. JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: Standards on Steroids also explores larger bodies of work of such notable greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington.




http://img1.wsimg.com/wst/old/skins/ss_Ghtrnj9DQJZc30zR5jp1ISJYpjo_gn3bS2z4ywE.gifJAZZ AIN'T DEAD: Main Event

Jazz Ain't Dead:
 Main Event is our live stage show with everything but the kitchen sink.  Depending on the presenter and venue, our show features a full cast of dancers, live band, live singers, and a live DJ for a fun-filled full evening of great music and brilliant dancing.  Shows may also feature multimedia displays and concert lighting in certain venues and top recording artists from both the jazz and the R&B world as special guests.  Playlist includes jazz inspired interpretations of popular music, classical jazz standards re-ignited into house, funk, acid jazz, and soul and original songs of Nu Jazz Fusion by Jazz Ain't Dead®.  


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD Celebrates the Legacy of
George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD Celebrates the Legacy of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess
 is a live music concert that showcases all new versions of the internationally beloved music of Porgy & Bess.  This high-energy production transforms Gershwin's classic score into the music styles of House, Funk, Jazz, and Soul and performs them in a way never seen or heard before!  All full shows feature live vocalists, live musicians, a live DJ, and live dancers!  
Music program selections include Summertime, A Woman is a Sometime Thing, It Ain't Necessarily So, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', Bess, You is My Woman Now, Red-Headed Woman, My Man's Gone Now, There's a Boat, and I Loves You Porgy.  Click here for more detailed program information, music, and videos.




 JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: The JAD Lounge


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: The JAD Lounge is truly one of our "bridge" concepts in every sense of the word.  In our JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:  The JAD Lounge concerts, music from Today's R&B giants are re-arranged into soulful yet classical jazz rhythms inspired by the traditional Jazz Standards of yesteryear.  New audiences can hear their favorite tunes in clever new ways while at the same time appreciating the real sound of jazz.  Also on the program are Nu Jazz and contemporary jazz hits as well as classic jazz standards re-imagined into today's sounds.   Program selections include JAD arrangements of music from Teena Marie, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder to contemporary jazz artists like Esperanza Spalding.  Contact us to perform the JAD Lounge at your venue or event today!







JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:  Straight, No Chaser


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:  Straight, No Chaser is an intimate acoustic set where Jazz Ain't Dead performs classic jazz standards and new jazz songs in it's true intention...  low key, straight ahead, and totally unplugged.  Just a piano, drums, bass, and a horn or two and our dancers will delight you with class and distinguished style.  We can play any standard, so contact us here if you would like to customize our performance with some of your favorite requests.  Click here if you would like to read more information about this production







JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: Under the Mistletoe Holiday Jam


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:
 Under the Mistletoe Holiday Jam is our holiday concert featuring all classic holiday hits... in JAD style of course.  Find out who has been naughty or nice as DJ St. NYCK works the turntables and our dancers perform live to new arrangements by the Jazz Ain't Dead band.  Such holiday faves include Santa Baby, Sleigh Ride, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, This Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Baby It's Cold Outside, Winter Wonderland, and The Christmas Song!  Early booking is strongly advised.  Contact us today if you would like Jazz Ain't Dead to perform at your next holiday bash! 


Shows for Young Audiences


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:  Jam with Me


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:  Jam with Me presents jazz to young audiences in a fun, educational and thoroughly entertaining way.  Depending on how much your audience knows about the history of jazz, Jazz Ain't Dead can come to your school and present a show of classics showing the evolution of jazz from the birth of the blues to new jazz fusion (with or without narration).  This interactive show includes live dancers, singers, musicians, and a tap dance artist performing to classic jazz standards and new interpretations of the classics in house, funk, or soul.  This interactive performance can be custom-made for any age, from pre-school children to college age, plus include opportunities for audience participation in the true spirit/tradition of jazz with exercises in improvisation, scatting, dance, and call-and-response.
 


Collaborations

Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika with JAZZ AIN'T DEAD® 

Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika is fun, eye dropping showcase featuring spoken word, erotic poetry, live music, and burlesque.  Jazz Ain't Dead theatrically performs in residency as the "Juke Joint Dancers" as well as provide singers and musicians to sit-in with the band.  Jazz Ain't Dead regularly creates new pieces with live music and spoken word for the Headmaster himself, Mo Beasley, such as "Big Legs, Tight Skirt" and the infamous, "Black Panties."  UrbanErotika and Jazz Ain't Dead have performed collaboratively together at The Kumble Theater, Bowery Poetry Club, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Jordan's Lounge, and BAM Cafe!  Check out photos of Jazz Ain't Dead in UrbanErotika here.



Black Love:  
An Intimate Concert of Poetry
Dance, and Music 
with Mo Beasley, Candice Michelle Franklin, Maritri Garrett

Lead members of Jazz Ain't Dead collaborate together for an intimate performance celebrating Black Love. Conceived by Mo Beasley, this creative trio features the soothing yet soulful song stylings of Maritri Garrett, the sensuous poetry of Mo Beasley, and the sultry dance artistry of Candice Michelle Franklin.  Click here to see photos from a performance for Black History Month with the students from John Jay College in New York City.



JAD Boutique Shows



JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: The JAD Café


JAZZ AIN'T DEAD:
 The JAD Café is our set designed for smaller venues.  Like the JAD Lounge, this set features intimate performances of our artists doing original songs composed exclusively for Jazz Ain't Dead by our own members of Jazz Ain't Dead like drummer, Kenneth Salters, pianist, Axel Tosca, and music arranger, Chris Rob, plus funky new arrangements of classic jazz, and top R&B covers re-imagined into a jazz inspired sound.  Please note that the JAD Café
is not a full show like Standard on Steroids or our Porgy & Bess tribute, but a low-key presentation with only two to four musicians and a select number of dancers.  





JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: Nu Soundz, Nu Grooves


Jazz Ain't Dead:
 Nu Soundz, Nu Grooves 
is our set featuring our dancers and original music by the Jazz Ain't Dead Family. No covers or jazz standards here... This is all new music written and arranged by our band or in collaboration with our very special friends.  Series includes new music performed by our very own musicians including our pianist from Cuba, Axel Tosca, jazz saxophonist Teodross Avery from his albums, "Bridging the Gap" and "The Diva's Choice," and music arranger, Chris Rob, from his latest release, "Mental Notes."






JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: JazzHaus Club Sessions

JAZZ AIN'T DEAD: JazzHaus Club Sessions is an all out night club House Party. JAZZ AIN'T DEAD dancers and musicians hang out and party with our fans and fellow house heads as our very own DJ spins classic house dance anthems all night, and, of course, the new songs produced by JAZZ AIN'T DEAD. This is not a party designed for standing around or "posers;" so, don't forget to bring your dancing shoes! Dancers and musicians with instruments are strongly encouraged to attend.






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JAZZ AIN'T DEAD New Media

In addition to our live stage shows, JAZZ AIN'T DEAD plans to offer companion CD recordings featuring the JAD Band and special guest stars from Billboards' R&B and Jazz world.  Mp3 downloads and ringtones of our music is also in the works as well as DVDs of our live concerts and music videos.  Official fan merchandise can be purchased by clicking here on JazzAintDead.com as well as through our distributor on Zazzle.com. Fans can visit our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/JazzAintDead, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JazzAintDead, or catch our tweets at www.twitter.com/JazzAintDead.



JAZZ AIN'T DEAD®
Produced by DIP & Associates
Tel:  212-426-1305
New York City
info@JazzAintDead.com