Erica Lindsay-tenor saxaphone
Our Lost Jazz Shrines event will be honoring Cobi Narita and the Jazz Center of New York. Nobuko "Cobi" Narita created the Jazz Center of New York in 1983. The Jazz Center of New York was a venue where many workshops, jam sessions and concerts took place with such artists as Abbey Lincoln, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston and more. Cobi Narita is also one of the founders of the International Women in Jazz, an organization for jazz artists and jazz lovers, with the purpose of advancing the careers of women jazz artists. She is also the founder of Cobi's Place, a gathering for jazz tap dancers.