Live JAZZ Music & Dance Entertainment ReLoaded!

Porgy & Bess Tribute

Celebrates the Legacy of George Gershwin's 

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 NowRed-Headed WomanMy Man's Gone NowThere's a Boat, and I Loves You Porgy.  See calendar for featured artists.

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

"Jazz Ain't Dead brings DNA alive with its brand new fiery orchestrations
of Porgy and Bess songs..."

"I must admit, I am a HUGE sucker for live jazz...  so when you get a group of very talented musicians, 

riffing for the rafters (we are talking vocal gymnastics people!!)...and then some D-I-V-A dancers doing their thing in collaboration...WOW, I was in heaven and had to resist the urge to get out of my seat and start my own groove motif!!" 
-R. D. Beck, Blogger of

"Franklin creates an intricate web of action that leaves you screaming out things like "She better work!!"
or "GET ITTTT!!!"  Fierce legs, gorgeous turns, hot unison sections, wild hair, and sexy
partnering all took their place in the "circus" that Franklin calls it with a laugh.
-Sheena DiMatteo, 

Testimonial of a Promo Peformance Excerpt from JAD's Porgy and Bess at 
New York City's Bowery Poetry Club/Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika

"Candice, you, Diandra, and your dancers were OUTSTANDING at UrbanErotika Saturday night. You set wonderfully high bar for the show and got the show off to powerful start!! THANK YOU!! It was honor and joy to have you in our house. Please come back in September. I will call/email soon to work
out the details. Keep doing what you do and keep me posted on upcoming performances.
I'll be there every chance I get. ;-)...."  -Mo Beasey, Host of UrbanErotika

Looking to take JAZZ AIN'T DEAD home?  A music soundtrack and a companion JazzHaus Club Sessions remix CD is also available for this show. 
All live stage shows are available booking
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