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POSTPONED: Shirazette Tinnin | The Healing Project | Make Jazz Fellowship Concert

April 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shirazette Tinnin


Out of an abundance of caution, and following calls in the region to limit gatherings, we are postponing Shirazette Tinnin’s Make Jazz Fellowship Concert The Healing Project which was scheduled to take place on Saturday April 25, 2020 at 7 PM. 

All onsite public events at 18th Street have been cancelled through the end of May.

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POSTPONED: Shirazette Tinnin | The Healing Project
Make Jazz Fellowship Concert
April 25, 2020 | 7 PM
The World Stage
4321 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles 90008

Note: This event may be impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. We will update our plans in early April.



As a nationally renowned Jazz drummer, New York City based musician Shirazette Tinnin was selected as 18th Street Arts Center’s 2020 Make Jazz Fellow for emerging Jazz composers. During her three-month residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Tinnin will compose a new album about her time in Santa Monica, intermingled with how she has navigated a recent period of intense grief after the passing of her father three years ago, and her mother just this past June.

She will perform a free culminating concert of the final works on April 25th at the legendary World Stage in Leimert Park with musicians Arco Iris Sandoval (piano), Rob Thorsen (bass), Jovia Armstrong (percussion), and David Young (trumpet).




Generously funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation, Tinnin is the 10th Make Jazz Fellow to come through 18th Street Arts Center. Alums like Teddy Raven, Tomeka Reid, Marquis Hill, Tabari Lake, and Samantha Boshnack have gone on to produce exciting new Jazz sounds and original albums to great renown, forming the next generation and evolution of Jazz in America.

18th Street Arts Center annually hosts its Make Jazz Fellowship, awarded to a jazz composer for a three-month, fully funded residency. This opportunity is for an individual jazz artist to advance or complete a body of original compositions. For three months the Make Jazz Fellow lives and works among artists in sunny Santa Monica, California. The award supports the artist by providing a monthly stipend, a furnished live-in studio, and arranged opportunities to inspire Jazz students in partnership with Los Angeles-area colleges and universities.


Fulbright Scholar, drummer, educator, clinician, author and health coach Shirazette Tinnin was born and raised in North Carolina. Currently residing in New York City, Shirazette performs and tours frequently with premier bands and artists such as the Allan Harris Group, Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, and many others. Shirazette is also the leader of her own projects including the Shirazette and Sonic WallPaper Fusion Band (formally known as The Shirazette Experiment) and The Blue Popped Culture Trio.

[image caption: Jazz drummer and composer Shirazette Tinnin. Photo by Bex Wade.]




April 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18th Street Arts Center


The World Stage
4321 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
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