Live Podcast Recording Session
+ Performance by Point of View Jazz Ensemble
Friday, May 27, 2022
6:00-7:00 Live Podcast Recording
3524 Washington Ave, 63103
Cash Bar (Non alcoholic)
The “Point of View” Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Harvey Lockhart at HEAL Center for the Arts, is a progressive ensemble that performs a variety of jazz and positive popular music at over 50 public and private events per year. This ensemble has drastically impacted the lives of its students and has truly established a sense of family and pride. POV has established a reputation of producing exceptional young professional musicians, teaching students the importance of self-discipline, time management, communication, and unity. Instrumental music fundamentals, jazz history and advanced music theory are also taught in order to provide a deeper understanding of music.
In Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio, youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.
Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.
Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.