Happy Birthday, Jennifer!!! All of your BBJLovers hope you have an amazing, blessed birthday!! Thank you for inspiring us!!
To celebrate, we created these collages featuring JLovers from around the world showing off their copies of AKA. We had so many photos we had to create two images!
Thank you to the over 150 JLovers who participated and sent us photos and Adriana for compiling the photos and creating the collage! Post your Happy Birthday wishes for Jennifer on the forum and on Twitter using #HappyBirthdayJLo!
Jennifer Lopez is set to perform at FASHION ROCKS, a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music!! FASHION ROCKS will air live from Barclays Center in NYC on Tuesday, September 9 at 9 PM. Other performers include Afrojack, The Band Perry, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Pitbull and Usher.
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, August 1, at 10:00 AM, ET and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, August 2 at noon (if tickets are still available). For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Monday, July 28 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, July 31 at 10:00 PM.
How did Jazz at Lincoln Center students end up in a JLO video? Todd Stoll, our VP of Education, gives us the inside story:
“The opportunity arose due to a relationship between a staff member @ Dizzy’s and a representative of Jennifer Lopez’s. The request came in four days before the shoot to gather a group of young musicians to back JLO on a Bronx rooftop. We called up members of our Middle School Jazz Academy and our Youth Orchestra to participate.
JLO’s team sent us the track on the Thursday after New Year’s Day, and we figured out a quick riff the kids could play over it. Then the day of the event, they had changed the key by a step, so the kids all got a quick lesson in the “fluid nature” of the music business! Of course, they all figured it out.
One of the things that sticks out was JLO’s work ethic. It was a VERY cold day, like single digits. They had heaters for the kids and primarily left them inside most of the time. But she was out there working, take after take after take - a real pro. She was very considerate of the kids’ comfort level, talking to them, making sure they were ok with everything, very down to earth and cool. Which in jazz is how we teach our students: be cool, we’re all in this together, it’ll work out.”
The Middle School Jazz Academy and Youth Orchestra are audition-based programs that are enrichment for students already playing in their school bands. Go to http://academy.jalc.org/ for more information about the programs, including eligibility, curriculum, and auditions.