Vincent York (Founder and Artistic Director)
First and foremost Vincent York is a jazz musician. As the creative force behind Jazzistry he wear’s many hats both figuratively and literally. In his position as artistic director Vincent’s roles include composer, bandleader, educator and advocate for the arts. Vincent believes every American can be proud of jazz. He says β€œit embodies our most admired cultural characteristics β€“ self expression, spontaneity, boldness and invention!”

Nancy Hare-Dickerson – Office/Program Support Staff.  Hare-Dickerson graduated from Eastern Michigan University, magna cum laude, with a BS in communications, and holds a business degree and court reporting certification from Cleary College. Nancy previously worked for county/local government as a court reporter/administrative assistant. After taking an early retirement, she joined the Jazzistry team. Nancy also works for the City of Ypsilanti as commission secretary and as an election inspector for Ypsilanti Township. Nancy is a jazz/pop/soul vocalist who has performed in many Michigan venues.