First Lady Michelle Obama presents The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to Artists Collective student, Lauren Horn, and Founding Executive Director, Dollie McLean, in the East Room of the White House. Members of the Youth Jazz Orchestra performed with tap dancer, alumni, instructor Corey Hutchins and dance student, Lauren Horn. Lauren has been a student of the Artists Collective since the age of 3.

Summer Program Performance
"Sweet Harlem Suite"

Jimmy Greene, Jackie McLean Memorial Concert 2014

Yaboo Rites of Passage Council of Elders and Initiates.

2014 Artists Collective, Capital Workforce Partners Summer Program pastel portraits

Wynton Marsalis with Youth Jazz Orchestra students after his benefit concert for musicians of New Orleans held at the Collective.

Steel Pan Student Performance

The great Jack DeJonette sharing knowledge with drum and saxophone members of the Jackie McLean Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Martial Arts Workshop

NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan with The Steve Khun Trio in concert

Creative Movement performance

Group standing with  Josh Groban Artists Collective with Josh Groban, Manchester, New Hampshire as one of 42 organizations nationally to receive a donation from his Find your Light Foundation

2015 Student Events and Programs

Spring Workshops begin April 7
New Seeds Music Showcase Friday, March 27
6:00 pm
Young Urban Voices Saturday, March 28
2:00 pm
Piano Recitals May 7 through May 21
6:00 pm
Music Showcase May 16
10:00 am
Yaboo Rite of Passage Ceremony TBA
5:00 pm
Student Showcase FestivalTuesday, June 2
6:30 pm
Saturday, June 6
2:00 pm
Capital Workforce Partners Summer Youth Employment Training Program, Rites of Passage and Neighborhood Studios Summer Program June 29 - August 7
O-H-A-T-A-C (Open House At The Artists Collective) Sunday, November 22
2:00 pm
Pre-Kwanzaa / Christmas Celebration TBA
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Jackie McLean International Arts Festival 2015


Jackie McLean Memorial Celebration


Note: Advance ticket prices are honored until the day of the performance, excluding Sunday, until 2:00 p.m.

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