Universal Temple of the Arts Jazz Festival





UNIVERSAL TEMPLE of the ARTS was formed in 1967 by Maurice Phillips, Artist/Philosopher and a group of young artists who incorpated their talents for the purpose of quickening the creative spirit in the individual and fostering brotherly love through artistic, educational, cultural and civil activities.
The Staten Island Jazz Concert is in it's 21th year and continues to offer the community access to many of the finest Jazz Musicians in the country. Workshops held before the performances included Hamiet Bluiett exploring the many facets of Jazz, Betty Miller focusing on Jazz vocal techniques and Mickey Davidson showing Jazz dance exercises and improvisation. Tony Bellamy of Channel 57's "Just Coolin" moderates a discussion of the history and future of Jazz Music. All this put us well in to the mood to listen to music by the instructors and also Emme Kemp, Betty Shirley, Maxwell Lucas, Reggie Workman, Leopoldo Fleming and Lady Helena Walquer.
Thank you Sajda Musawwir Ladner.