Staff

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 “it embodies our most admired cultural characteristics – self expression, spontaneity, boldness and invention!”

Rachel Soulliere (Executive Director)

In late 2018, Rachel Soulliere––a long-time volunteer––joined us in the critical role of Jazzistry’s Executive Director. Her expertise in marketing and social media help modernize our outreach approaches and overall operations. She has worked in the marketing and public relations field with Michigan.com, the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. With experience in events management and an outgoing, enthusiastic commitment to spreading the word of Jazzistry, she brings great talent to the organization.