Stage mage JENNIFER JADE LEDESNA, Bronxite polyglot, is an alumna of the New School Jazz Conservatory &
Stage mage JENNIFER JADE LEDESNA, Bronxite polyglot, is an alumna of the New School Jazz Conservatory & LaGuardia Arts. A Montreux Jazz Voice Competition Finalist, Equity actress, & “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” composer, Ms. Jade often performs at “Aux Trois Mailletz” in Paris, “Jazz Na Avenida” in Salvador da Bahia, & the legendary “Minton’s Playhouse” in Harlem, NYC.
She’s sung at Carnegie Hall in Bobby McFerrin’s “INSTANT OPERA!”, in the World Premiere Tour of “CHAPEL/CHAPTER” w the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Co. JJ’s also graced the international stages of Switzerland’s CHORUS Jazz Club, Norway’s “Silda Jazz Fest” w her group “RAJAFRO”, Jazz @ Lincoln Center with Bobby Sanabria’s “Multiverse Orchestra!”, Saint Croix’s “Take Five Fest”, Santiago de Chile’s “Teatro Municipal de Las Condes”, & Austria’s PORGY & BESS, to name a few.
Ms. Jade has performed with David Amram, Elew, Dave Valentin, Roy Hargrove, Wycliffe Gordon, Joatan Nascimento, Junior Mance, James Carter, Benny Powell, Candido Camero, Janis Siegel, & Wynton Marsalis, among others.
She recently starred as Tempest in the feature film SINCE I LEFT YOU, “Tinima” in the opera-musical HATUEY: MEMORY OF FIRE!, & just returned from her summer tours in Brazil & Europe!
Saturday, October 8th
Show & Dancing
(Saturday) 8:00 pm