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National Jazz Museum in Harlem Launches Youth Program

Teens will listen to jazz and create video games

Jonathan Batiste

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) has announced a partnership with the World Wide Workshop to teach youth jazz and digital literacy through Globaloria, a youth network for learning how to make videogames.

Starting this summer and throughout the school year, NJMH will run a series of creative education workshops for youth of ages 13-19. The workshops are led by Jonathan Batiste, a music curator at the museum, who comes from a celebrated family of musicians in New Orleans. At 24, Batiste has performed in 40 countries and collaborated with Prince, Jimmy Buffet and Wynton Marsalis. He is a Juilliard graduate, a Movado Future Legend award recipient and the youngest ever Steinway Performing Artist. He is featured on HBO’s Treme and has conducted clinics and master classes worldwide.

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