Welcome to The Jazz Exchange Secret Show
In collaboration with Yardbird Entertainment
Bassist Destiny Diggs-Pinto
Destiny Diggs-Pinto is a bassist who started off on the classical track but quickly fell in love with jazz. Her largest bass influences have been Christian McBride, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, and Charles Mingus. She heavily began listening to jazz in 2015. Her study of jazz drew her to listen to everyone from Miles Davis to Sarah Vaughn and John Coltrane. She participated in the Jazz House Kids jazz training program under the direction of Christian McBride and Melissa Walker for 5 years. In 2019 Destiny was announced as one of the Young Arts Double Bass Jazz winners. She is currently attending the Manhattan School of Music on a full tuition scholarship under the tutelage of jazz great maestro Ron Carter.
Destiny Diggs - Bass
Vittorio Stropoli - Piano
Quinton Cain - Drums
Will Evans - Trumpet
Drummer Jerome Jennings
Jerome Jennings is a drummer, activist, bandleader, composer, sideman and educator. His debut recording ‘The Beast’ is a reflection of the everyday joys and traumas of black life in the U.S. It was named one of the top three Jazz releases by NPR, received a four star rating in Downbeat Magazine, and was nominated for the prestigious French ‘Grand Prix du Disque’ award for Album of the Year in 2016. Jerome’s sophomore recording, ‘Solidarity’, released November 2019 was recognized by NPR as best music that spoke truth to power of 2019.
Jerome Jennings - Drums
Wallace Roney, Jr. - Trumpet
Anthony Ware - Saxophone(s)
Shamie Royston - Piano
Corcoran Holt - Bass
Secret Venue: Musicians Side
The Museum is committed to keeping jazz present and exciting in the lives of a broad range of audiences — young and old, novice and scholar, artist and patron, enthusiast and curious listener. Each year, the Museum produces and presents nearly 100 free programs in New York City, engages hundreds of professional jazz artists and reaches nearly 20,000 people from around the world. We are a hub for live performances, exhibitions and educational programs, and are home to our widely acclaimed Savory Collection, which includes more than 100 hours of live recordings of jazz legends made from New York City radio broadcasts aired between 1935 and 1941.
About the Organization
Founders Candice Reyes & Abel Mireles
The Jazz Exchange is an organization committed to connecting communities through music while creating a platform for established and emerging jazz artists. The purpose of this organization is not only to create performance opportunities for musicians but also to support local businesses, connect with audiences around the world through audio and video technologies, and cultivate youth development through music education.
Founders Abel Mireles & Peter Lin
Yardbird Entertainment is a cohesive production company dedicated towards bridging the gap between music performance and technology. The team provides a myriad of music services including live music booking, audio/video and livestream productions, and virtual educational content.
Candice Reyes, The Jazz Exchange
Abel Mireles, The Jazz Exchange & Yardbird Entertainment
Peter Lin, Yardbird Entertainment
William Chen, Yardbird Entertainment + Technical Team
Martin Mejia, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Chris Drukker, Photographer
Mirna Plakalović, Designer / Photographer / Videographer
Rich Potenza, Videographer
Jay Dougherty, Volunteer