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Building Communities through Music and Education

OUR MISSION

The Jazz Exchange is an organization committed to connecting communities through music while creating a platform for established and upcoming musicians. The purpose of this organization is not only to create performance opportunities for musicians but also to connect with audiences around the world, cultivate and flourish youth development through music education, exposing our diverse communities to the public through video and audio. The Jazz Exchanges maintains the efforts to support our youth, artists, and music educators through virtual and online platforms that will continue to sustain the jazz community. 

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Creating Opportunities

The Jazz Exchange continues to uplift the jazz community and venues that are struggling during COVID-19. Through our Virtual Secret Shows we are able to hire musicians to perform and support a local venue that has been shut down due to the pandemic. By customizing our virtual secret shows to venues that are able to open for our musicians to play we are able to provide a livestream to audience members. At The Jazz Exchange Virtual Secret Shows you will continue to Experience new artists, Meet new people and Discover you venues. 

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THE EXCHAGNE LIVE

SESSIONS

The Exchange Live Sessions is our efforts to Express + Discuss + Connect with full-time musicians and supporters of jazz and their music, as well as ask the questions that encounter challenges in the music industry, especially during these difficult times. These conversations and listening discussions are interactive with our viewers and listeners on Facebook & Youtube Live.

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THE VIRTUAL JAZZ

SESSIONS

The Jazz Exchange is transforming the concept of live performances into a virtual experience for audiences to connect around the world. The purpose of our Virtual Jazz Sessions is to push boundaries to create solutions during challenging times and still inspire jazz musicians, vocalists, composers, arrangers, audio engineers and video editors to collaborate virtually and still be creative.  

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

The Jazz Exchange Education Program builds bridges for a dynamic community of emerging artists and leaders from El Paso and Juarez area. We connects our students to organizations and institutions such as JAZZ HOUSE KiDS that expand their opportunities with a diverse community of like-minded peers, a safe environment, mentorship through some of the top artists in the jazz industry, and a supportive path to excellence. Learning happens in communities and participants who are part of our education program develop communication and life skills.

Meet The Founders

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Candice Reyes

Founder / Director

Vocalist

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Abel Mireles

Founder / Producer

Saxophonist

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