Jazz For Young People
The Jazz For Young People program consists of narrated hour-long concerts, traveling professional jazz ensembles presenting interactive performances for New York City students and interactive lessons. Through JFYP, Jerome has worked with young people across the United States and abroad. He is proud to travel with and lead a group for this dynamic and groundbreaking educational program.
Jerome is a teen mentor, ensemble coach, and drum instructor for NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center). He is also an instructor, ensemble leader for Lincoln Centers JALCYO (Jazz At Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra) programs. He is drum instructor and ensemble leader for Jazz House Kids; a community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through Jazz: America's home-grown art form.
Through his love of music and mentorship, Jerome is proud to have worked with, and encourage literally hundreds of kids and young adults around the world.
Jerome has always enjoyed theatre. Since moving out to the east coast he has been blessed to have appeared in several commercials/ television shows and the film Cadillac Records directed by Darnell Martin. Jerome befriended and studied acting privately with the late Barbara Poitier. Soon Jerome got the opportunity to act in 2013 along side Tony Award and AUDELCO award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater in the off Broadway play Lady Day. Jerome is an NYC Actors Equity member.