Since 2003, award winning actor/director/jazz producer/vocalist, Rome Neal has been producing Jazz, America’s Classical Music/Music of the Spirit!!!
Yes it’s his tenth anniversary of producing over 120 marvtastic evenings of jazz at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Ten years of showcasing well over 500 talented individuals (free of charge) giving them name recognition in the press along with radio and TV exposure throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Over the ten years he has been extremely proud of his programing paying tributes to Living legends like Danny Mixon, Bob Cunningham, Bill Lee (Spike’s dad),Katsuya Abe, Andy McCloud III and Cobi Narita ,……. Nights of showcasing and celebrating Japanese jazz artists…. Also so many nights of celebrating women of jazz (not only during Women’s History Month), along with special shows bringing together straight and out gays and lesbians celebrating LGBT greats in jazz.,,,,, One of the tremendous talents performing in these shows over the years is Nhojj winner of four Out Music awards, Right Out TV award, and an Out Jazz Fresh Fruit Festival (produced at Banana Puddin’ Jazz), subsequently he has received two of these awards for celebrating the works of LGBT greats in Jazz. Neal is also extremely proud of the young folks who have been showcased as apart of the Banana Puddin’ Jazz experience and have gone on to do great things in and around the music like: NuSaiba Legacy Hoteop, Elijah Shiffer, Lauren Henderson and Autum Ashante. Jazzmeia Horn, and Charles Turner…..
He has sacrificed and done a lot to keep the Banana Puddin’ Jazz programing going for the past ten years and to maintain the integrity of the music Neal needs your support!!! You can help by getting the word out!!! Let’s make this show a tremendous success so that he may celebrate this milestone and raise the much needed funds ($15,000) to produce another year of JAZZ!
For information on giving contributions and receiving perks go to: www.romeneal.com
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