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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Spring Into Jazz!" Time to Bring the Musical Heat!

Me and my staff want to thank you and all those who continue to support our efforts to bring world class jazz back to the Southeast Queens community. Our Month's End Jazz Motivations are continuing to increase in anticipation and popularity.


We want express our heartfelt appreciation to all those who came out despite the heavy rain and attended the "Spice Up Your Spring with Latin Jazz" performance March 29th, 2014.   This performance was the most well attended yet and it was a fiery unforgettable night of jazz!

Those in attendance I'm sure appreciated the exceptional level of jazz displayed that night by members of the Ed Jackson Quartet. Last winter was one of the coldest in a long time. Therefore in our next performance, Saturday, April 26th, 2014, we want to "Spring into Jazz" that night and continue to heat things up this Spring season! 

Moreover, our Month's End Jazz Motivations will focus on the musical theme "Spring into Jazz!"  Join us Saturday, April 26th 2014, as the Ed Jackson Quartet performs intense musical selections intended to heat up your Spring season. Don't miss it! 

The ensemble of extraordinary world class respected musicians for the evening will be announced soon :

 "Spring into Jazz!"
with the Ed Jackson Quartet
Saturday, April 26th, 2014              
2 Shows: 8:00 & 10:00

Cover: $15.00  (includes 8:00 show & 10:00 show) 

Free Healthy Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
Make a Reservation 


Make a  telephone reservation (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
by calling: (718) 525-2387 

Best Regards,

Ed Jackson and the Staff at Jackson Room
P.S. If you or someone you know would like to host your event at the Jackson Room, let us know.    

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1 comment:

  1. The Film That May Never Be Seen

    They Died Before 40, a documentary jazz film, has been completed in “rough cut,” but may never be seen publicly because of licensing situations that have not been resolved.

    The film is one hour and 33 minutes of interviews, music, photos, other graphic material and some film clips telling about and musically demonstrating the unique talents and all too short careers of each of eight musicians. They all died before the age of 40...and four of them actually died before the age of 30!

    The film was financed solely by the producer with limited resources. It was originally intended to be 58 minutes with nine pieces of music and a few dozen photos. In order to make the film that developed it is necessary to obtain licenses for more than 50 pieces of music and some of the 600 photographs and graphic images. A few pieces of music come under “public domain” and can be used without licenses. There are hundreds of photographs that may be in the public domain. It would be very costly to research all of them and it may not be possible to determine if there are any legal owners. The ones whose owners have been identified must be licensed.

    The film will be an important historical record that shows the significant and even revolutionary music advances made by these musicians while also telling a revealing story of their lifestyles and deaths that have not heretofore been explored. In addition, the stories of these musicians’ lives demonstrate how and why some unique talents are not being appreciated today. The film also shows how racism affected their lives and how so many other factors, so little known, understood and underappreciated, contributed to their early demise.

    40 “Hot Points” about the film can be seen on the website -

    Unless funds are obtained shortly to resolve the licensing situations mentioned above the film may never be shown publicly! Kindly consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help fund this essential film. Without your support, it cannot be completed. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about They Died Before 40. Please see HATCHFUND.ORG - Donations there are tax-deductible.

    Howard Fischer - Producer, Director, Writer