- Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio
Toshiko Akiyoshi’s unique contributions to the jazz world have evolved like falling dominoes through a series of events that started with a piano-loving little Japanese girl at the age six in China and brought her to prominence as an unparalleled pianist, composer and leader of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.
Joplin’s masterpiece is an optimistic snapshot of an African-·American community’s emergence from slavery. Led by the young woman Treemonisha, the townspeople reject the local conjurers’ superstitions, in favor of hard work and learning. The musical style speaks directly to modern audiences - from heartfelt arias to rousing ragtime choruses, and Joplin’s score snaps to rhythmic life in Rick Benjamin’s new, historically-informed orchestration.
- Tres Vidas
A Musical Drama
- Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King and Toussaint Louverture
The Tribute will feature performances by Erna LeTemps and the Voices of Haiti; York College Gospel Choir; Dickson Guillaume and the Haitian Mass Choir; Camille Yarbrough and the Ancestor House Band; Gaspard Louis; Sheps Hetep African Drummers and Dancers; Louis Reyes Rivera and a special presentation by the actor and humanitarian Danny Glover.
“Unwritten”, a spirited piece of work, is a comedic spin on the empowered seminars so prevalent today.
- Vincent Herring
Vincent Herring is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation.
- Vissi Dance Theater NYC Presents: THE HOARDE
Come, see, hear and feel, with Vissi as they present The Hoarde, a visceral story about love, betrayal, death, vengeance, and redemption. This is a marriage of dance and theater at its finest. Choreographer Courtney Ffrench returns to York College with his company of highly-skilled dancers for a performance featuring his signature style that blends Modern, West African, Caribbean, Jazz and Ballet.
- Winter Gala 2007
A presentation from the department of Performing & Fine Arts
- York College Big Band
Atribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
- York College Big Band Spring Concert
The York College Big Band is the college-level jazz ensemble at York College/CUNY in Jamaica, Queens.