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Celebrating Over 5 Decades of Community Interactive Mentoring through Music
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The Jazz Workshop Inc. (JWI) is a music education and performance-based program. 

It provides an interactive approach to teaching and

exhibiting the American World Music genre ~ Jazz. 

JWI offers this program to underserved students, and those within the region, 

to preserve and promote Jazz as the art form of America, 

demonstrating how this music influences, and consistently evolves throughout all other 

World Music categorizations. 

As a result of the fulfillment, underserved children in the community 

will have access to music lessons. 

Many schools, especially in underserved communities 

no longer provide music education to children. 

Music lessons enhance children's self-efficacy, cognitive skills, builds confidence, 

cultivates patience and discipline, encourages creative self-expression, 

improves memory bolsters brain power, enhances social skills, and the list goes on. 

During this time of pandemic and the aftermath, 

many students have been traumatized due to having been 

on lockdown as well as having lost loved ones to the Coronavirus. 

We are dedicated to working with the parents and/or guardians, 

on understanding the various stages of their child’s growth and development. 

We assist them in recognizing the effects that external stimuli 

can have on their children and how music is effectual.

Please click on Building Image above for More information and to Donate. 

Your donation is tax deductible 


Dr. Jacqueline L. Young is a remarkable individual, possessing both a deep passion for music and a profound commitment to social work. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Barry University in West Palm Beach, FL, and earned her PhD in the Philosophy of Human Services, specializing in counseling, from Capella University. Her career journey has been nothing short of distinguished, with significant contributions as a Social Worker within the Veterans Administration System and many years of dedicated service as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the US Air Force.

Recently retiring from her role within the US Government, Dr. Young has assumed the position of Executive Director at The Jazz Workshop, Inc. Her musical journey had initially led her to the University of Pittsburgh, where she honed her musical talents as a member of Dr. Nathan Davis's jazz band. Coinciding with her musical pursuits, her father, Harold W. Young Sr., established The Jazz Workshop, Inc., a renowned big band where Jaki had the opportunity to showcase her musical finesse.

As an advocate for the American World Social Music genre, Dr. Young is deeply committed to community building through various initiatives. These include hosting community concert series such as "Jazz On The Steps," "Jazz On Larimer," "Family Night," and "Jazz Jam and Poetry" events, in addition to offering music lessons for youth. Through these efforts, the mission is clear: to foster a sense of unity and connectedness within the community.

Dr. Young's musical talents have graced citywide festivals and concerts, and she has had the privilege of performing alongside both Pittsburgh's local talent and nationally renowned musicians. Under her leadership, The Jazz Workshop, Inc. is undertaking a transformative project, renovating the CCAC Building, which formerly housed the Center for Racial Equity classes. This three-story building will serve as the new headquarters, enabling further expansion towards the mission.

To support this important mission and become a part of The Jazz Workshop, Inc.'s musical legacy, tax-deductible donations are warmly welcomed. You can explore various ways to contribute and get involved by visiting the website at www.jazzworkshopinc.org. By doing so, you can join Dr. Jacqueline Young in making a meaningful impact on the world of music and the communities being served.




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51 Years of The Jazz Workshop Inc., Harold Young JAZZ ON THE STEPs Community Concert Series.
Every Wednesday
June5, 2024 through July 31m 2024
(No Concert on Wednesday July 3)
All Community Concerts will be held in the Pittsburgh Carnegie Library Homewood Branch
7101 Hamilton Ave. Pittsburgh, PAQ 15208 
Wednesday June 5, 2024 
ROGER HUMPHRIES & RH Factor 
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday June 12, 2024 
ARTISTREE
5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Wednesday June 19th, 2024
Pittsburgh Carnegie Library Homewood Branch
Closed
In Recognition of 
JUNETEENTH
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Wednesday June 26, 2024 
WINSTON BELL Quartet
5:30pm to 7:00pm

THE JAZZ WORKSHOP INC.

50th ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating 50 Years of Community Building through Music

 Come out and Join in the Festivities starting June 7th, 2023 through July 26th, 2023

5:00pm until 6:30pm

JAZZ ON THE STEPS

 Featuring the various Music genres of the Times:

JUNE 07 - AL DOWE and ETTA COX

JUNE 14 - ERIC JOHNSON

JUNE 21 - WAYNE BARBER

JUNE 28 - THE FLOW BAND

JULY 12 - TUBBY DANIELS

JULY 19 - MISS FREDDYE'S BLUES BAND

JULY 26 - RODNEY WILLIAMS AND FRIENDS

featuring    

Soprano / Alto Saxophonist

   Dr. JACQUELINE “JAKI” YOUNG

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Pittsburgh Carnegie Library Homewood Branch

7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

The 2023 JAZZ ON THE STEPS Community Concert Series and 50th Anniversary Concert at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater,

 is made possible by the generous support of

THE HEINZ ENDOWMENTS

HOWARD HEINZ ENDOWMENT . VIRA I. HEINZ ENDOWMENT


Saturday July 29th, 2023
Gene Kelly - Billy Strayhorn Theater
THE JAZZ WORKSHOP INC. 50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
5941 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
The Jazz Workshop Inc. celebrates 50 years of dedication to Jazz in Pittsburgh PA. 
Commemorating this Honor and the contributions to this American World Social Music genre
they are showcasing esteemed artists Mala Waldron, daughter of the legendary Mal Waldron 
and god-daughter of the iconic vocalist Billie Holiday, 
the acclaimed vibraphonist Jay Hoggard
the multi-Grammy nominee drummer composer Bobby Sanabria
and the critically acclaimed bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan from Pittsburgh.
They will elevate the genre while paying tribute to The Jazz Workshop Inc.
Come join the 50th anniversary celebration while you witness this remarkable journey.

The Jazz Workshop Inc. thanks The Heinz Endowments for the support

in regards to The Jazz Workshop Inc. 50th Anniversary, Jazz On The Steps, and Anniversary Concert.

 The Jazz Workshop Inc. thanks 4imprint for their In Kind support

THE JAZZ WORKSHOP INC. 50th ANNIVSERSARY CONCERT 

Come out to the Jazz Workshop Inc.'s Ever Popular

Harold Young Jazz Workshop Inc.

"JAZZ ON THE STEPS" 2019 summer series, starting

Wednesday June 5th, and every Wednesday thereafter,

for 7 weeks through July 24th. 

(Wednesday July 3rd there WILL NOT be a performance, 

4th of July celebrations)

There is a great line up of notable regional virtuosic performers 

within the Pittsburgh music scene gracing the steps of the 

Homewood Branch Pittsburgh Carnegie Library 

7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA.

Time: 5:30pm until 7:00pm

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Jazz Workshop Inc. 2019 Jazz On The Steps 

summer series is made possible by a grant from 

The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Founded by Harold Young Sr., The Jazz Workshop Inc., 
is an award winning non-profit music arts 
organization that has been providing 
quality music education in the
Pittsburgh area since 1973.

The Jazz Workshop Inc. is committed to fostering the 

individual’s growth of artistic awareness and the cultural  

enrichment of communities through performance, production, promotion, 

and instruction of music and various art forms, 

and by providing both the artist and the audience opportunities to 

explore The Power within the Art of Music.

 

Mobile Program of The Jazz Workshop Inc. 
is partially funded by 
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Message from founder Harold Young Sr.:

“Music is the Great Unifier. 

Through Music and Arts Education it is Realized,…

You Can’t Lose with the Blues”.