The “High Priestess of Soul” inspires our pioneering vocal ensemble. As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Performing numerous original songs by director Cora Jackson, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music.

We sat with jaws dropped and a warm heart listening to the vocal ensemble. Thank you!
— JazzED Concert Attendee

Pure joy for my child to be part of a group where everyone is committed to doing their best!
— JazzED Parent

2018-19 SCHEDULE
Weekly on Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
January 5, 2019 - May 18, 2019


  • Royal Room Show: Sunday March 10, 2019
    4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
    Call Time/Soundcheck: 4:00pm
  • Final Concert details, TBD

Click here for the JazzED Program Calendar >

Ensembles rehearse at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for a map.

Coming soon. 

Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble placements will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018.

**Registration for Ensemble Placement Days is coming on Monday, September 10th!**

Once your placement has been approved, we will email you a registration link.