Jazz Appreciation MonthNews & Events

Come JAM with JAZZistry thruout April

– APRIL is Jazz Appreciation Month –
JAM with JAZZistry!!!

Vincent York’s JAZZistry is planning a MONTH-LONG Celebration for the Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month–APRIL!!

Let us show you how we blend
JAZZ + History + ARTistry

APRIL 4– 10
RARE Art Film: Starring Vincent York & Detroit MI Central Train Station
by Yi Cui, 12 minutes

APRIL 9TH: Live ZOOM for Q & A w/ Vincent York

A perfect blending history, art and jazz, this unusual independent film  story of time and goodbyes. Starring Vincent York, it reveals hidden talents and shadows of the past. Filmed prior to the MI Central Train Station’s rescue by the Ford Motor Company in 2018, it is an unforgettable double portrait. Available 4/4–4/10 for viewing through the website.

APRIL 11–17 – JAZZIstry Online Trivia Contest

Test your JAZZistry IQ with this fun, multiple choice trivia test. We will post this link here beginning April 11-17. Come back and post your score! We have prizes!

APRIL 18 – MAY JAZZIstry Oral History: Vincent York's Early Inspirations The Blue LLama Interviews, vol. 1

See what JAZZistry has been doing during the COVID era. We are proud to screen the first volume of a series with interviewer Linda Yohn. Vincent describes his early influences and how be began his research for JAZZistry while in high school. Filmed in the Blue LLama Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, The link will be posted HERE and you can watch at your leisure. APRIL 18 thru MAY Approximately 35 minutes.

APRIL 22, 7:00–7:30pm
LIVE ZOOM for Q & A w/ Vincent York & Linda Yohn

GRAND FINALE to a JAMming Month

APRIL 30 – International Jazz Day: Vincent York's 9th Annual IJD Concert @ KCH
FREE Live Stream

Returning for his 9th year, we are proud to present Vincent York’s Annual International Jazz Day Concert at Kerrytown Concert House. This year’s concert will be LIVE STREAMED this year. Vincent and band will showcase jazz favorites and crowd favorites. ACCESS will be free and THROUGH THE  WEBSITE  beginning April 30 through May 3.


VincentYork, saxophones, flute
John Douglas, trumpet
Gary Schunk, piano
Alex White, drums