Past Performance: Footprints Dance Festival


May 19th-21st at 7:30pm

LOCATION: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street

Come see Jazz Roots Dance perform the Shaft Medley at Footprints Dance Festival! Organized by Amanda Selwyn, Footprints is a weeklong modern dance festival that celebrates the work of emerging and established choreographers alike.

For tickets, visit: Https://Web.Ovationtix.Com/Trs/Pr/957283


Past Performance: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

May 15th at 2pm

LOCATION: 331 East 70th Street

Come see Jazz Roots perform in The New York Jazz Choreography Project, as part of Lenox Hill's monthly Second Sunday performance series! Jazz Roots will be performing Cool and Ellie's Love Theme.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for admission. Children 12 and under, as well as members of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, are free!



Past Performance: HATCHed Performance Series

May 7th at 8pm

LOCATION: The Works Studio, 131 West 24th Street, 4th Floor, New York City.

Come see Jazz Roots perform once again in the HATCH Presenting Series! Founded by Jennifer Muller in 1997, this series is presented three times a year and allows choreographers the chance to present new works to audiences. Don't miss this special intimate performance by Jazz Roots of Ellie's Love Theme/Shaft!




PAST PERFORMANCE- New York Jazz Choreography Project- April 9th and 10th


April 9th at 7pm and April 10th at 4pm
LOCATION: Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance
Jazz Roots will be performing BLACKBIRD.
This piece has not been performed recently by Jazz Roots, and it's a very special piece. The lead dancer never touches the floor. Don't miss this!




Past Performance: Songbirds 2- A Celebration of African-American Women in Theater- March 10th

Jazz Roots Dance will be performing new, never-before-seen choreography to "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "This Joint is Jumpin'" to live music!

For tickets, call 212-237-8764.

in this beautiful celebration of African American female performers. Following last year's successful performance of "Songbirds of Civil Rights", this educational concert at John Jay College will honor many great women such as: Gertrude Jeannette, Lorraine Hansberry, Ruby Dee, Carmen De Lavallade, Katherine Dunham, Toni Morrison, Barbara Ann Teer, Alice Walker, Marjorie Moon, Dr. Josephine English, Micki Grant, and Josephine Premis.

Among the performers are Jazz Roots Dance, JJAY’s M.C. Ms. Yvonne Purdie, Tony winner Micki Grant, NEA’s Jazz Master 2012 Jimmy Owens, jazz-pianist-Composer Bertha Hope, producer-director-actress Alice Spivak, opera-singer-actress Hermine Bartee, playwright Sabura Rashid, producer-director Dr. Woodie King Jr., performer-storyteller Ashekia Hall, actor Brian Hurley and Columbia Records-MGM Recording Artist/TV Performer Angeline Butler.
Musical support includes, Music Director-Pianist Kiyoko Yamaoka, Guitarist Tomas Janzon, Percussionist Sylvia Cuenca and Bassist Saadi Zain.

TICKETS: Call 212-237-8764.
Gen’l Admission $20, Seniors $15, Students Outside JJAY $10


Past Performance- Artists in Flight Showcase- February 20th

Jazz Roots is performing "Take 5" as a part of the first Artists in Flight Showcase. Produced by Catherine Mancuso, this showcase features various styles of jazz from both emerging and up-and-coming choreographers all over New York. Don't miss this great evening of dance!

Performances are at TADA Youth Theater, 15 West 28th Street, at 4:30 and 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the links below:

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Past Performance- Luigi... A Benefit-Tribute Concert- December 28th

Come see us perform "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" to live music! Featuring many incredible Broadway Artists, including Tony winners Melba Moore and Donna McKechnie. To order your tickets, simply click this link:
Http://…/Luigi-A-Benefit-Tribute-Conc… or call 212-864-5400


Past Performance- Jason Samuels Smith And Jazz Roots- November 7th

Come see us perform at Southampton Cultural Center with Jason Samuels Smith! The performance is one night only, located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY, at 6:00pm, following a jazz and tap styles workshop from 3-5pm.


Past Performance - 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee- September 28th

Come see us perform at City Center, honoring Academy Award Winner Shirley Maclaine as she receives the Rolex Dance Award! The evening will also feature performances by groups such as the Big Apple Circus, American Ballet Theatre, New York Sond and Dance Company, and Arthur Murray Dance Center.


Past Performance - The April Jazz Project - April 25th and 26th

Come see us in The April Jazz Project with Jazz Choreography Enterprises on April 25th and 26th! The performance will be held at the Peridance Capezio Center's Salvatore Capezio Theater, located at 126 East 13th Street, New York, NY.   We'll be performing a popular piece from our longer work Jazz on the West Side!