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3 Facts about today's JCAL Performer Ashley Keiko

JCAL's programming has transitioned online and Friday Nights at JAC is no exception. The series, supported by Councilman I. Daneek Miller Dist. 27, provides a platform for artists to connect with the community. This week, Ashley Keiko will be performing via Youtube. You can tune in tonight to watch her in action, but for now, here is 3 facts about the talented artist.

She has studied her craft for over 15 years

Ashley received her Master's in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Columbia, she also studied abroad at The Arts College at Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She's studied classical piano for fifteen years, the alto saxophone for twelve years.

She's an entrepreneur

Ashley's always been willing to pass her knowledge on to the next generation. She is the founder and president of Keiko Studios, a music academy in January 2018 that caters to adults and children who aim to explore the importance of music and music expression in a community where opportunities for music education are limited.

She is a notable performer

Ashley has performed at some of the most famous venues around including the Apollo Theater and Wollongong University in Australia. She's also played for Steve Harvey on Family Feud. She has participated as a member of the York College Blue Notes, playing as the lead saxophonist for venues such as Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem and Live at the Gantries. And on April 24th, you can see her live with JCAL.

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