Learn Jazz, Blues, and Improvisation at the Yonkers Public Library

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Young at Heart

Jazz, Blues, and Improvisation for the Body, Mind, & Soul

A free 8-week workshop for adults aged 50+

8 Tuesdays, 2 – 4 pm, starting January 15

at Yonkers Public Library, Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Avenue

Have you always wanted to sing or play music but as the years progressed you thought it might be too late? The Grinton I. Will Branch, in partnership with Arts Westchester, is hosting a free 8-week music workshop for adults 50 years and older.

Taught by renowned jazz vocalist MJ Territo, you will learn jazz standards, explore scat singing and find out how music keeps you young at heart. Territo will also introduce you to an 80-year-old professional jazz musician still booking gigs throughout New York. No singing or musical experience is necessary.

The workshops will be held every Tuesday beginning January 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Grinton I. Will Branch. The Workshops are free but participants much register by contacting Territo at (914) 318-6667 or mj@mjterrito.com.

MJ Territo is jazz vocalist, music educator, and composer/lyricist, MJ is well-versed in the Great American Songbook and jazz standards, and is always on the lookout for great tunes from any genre. She brings a fresh eye to familiar favorites, often using her research skills to unearth the story behind the song. She formed the Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble, a group of women jazz musicians dedicated to performing the too-often neglected compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. Their critically acclaimed CD “Ladies Day” was released in August 2017. For her complete biography visit www.mjterrito.com.

About the Yonkers Public Library
The Yonkers Public Library was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. There are currently three branches; the Riverfront Branch in downtown Yonkers, the Grinton I. Will Branch on Central Avenue and the Crestwood Branch in the Crestwood section of the city. The Grinton I. Will Branch, located at 1500 Central Park Ave., is accessible to people with disabilities. Free Parking is located at the library. For more information, visit www.ypl.org or call (914) 337-1500.

This program is made possible by Arts Westchester with support from Westchester County government, in partnership with the Yonkers Public Library.

To register or for more info: mj@mjterrito.com or 914-318-6667

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