HAPCO Awards Scholarship to Jhori Stallworth

HAPCO Awards Scholarship to Jhori Stallworth

Ms. Jhori Stallworth (who goes by her artist name, Jhori Ahnae) , is a native of Tallahassee, FL. She is an active performer, songwriter, producer, and arranger. Jhori has produced multiple singles, and she also released her first EP entitled “Feels Like”, back in 2021, which is available on all […]

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Texas Jazz Educators Association (TJEA) Music Educators Master Class

Texas Jazz Educators Association (TJEA) Music Educators Master Class

Saturday was filled with jazz education for teachers AND students at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas! Five public school music educators joined Rich DeRosa for a master class for music educators. Rich is the Director of Jazz Composition and Arranging at the University of North Texas. He focused the […]

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What a great show at the Wells’built Museum, March 9, 2024!

What a great show at the Wells’built Museum, March 9, 2024!

Vocalist and keyboardist Vance Villastrigo and the UCF Flying Horse Big Band, directed by Jeff Rupert, performing Ray Charles’ Georgia on My Mind. What a great show at the Wells’built Museum, March 9, 2024! They entertained us with music from Black jazz legends who performed at the South Street Casino […]

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Jazz Master Class at Evans High School

Jazz Master Class at Evans High School

In for the day from Indiana for a jazz master class at Evans High School – thank you, Dr. Todd Williams for an energy-packed, fun and informative afternoon! Director of Bands Mario Ford welcomed in Dr. Williams for this HAPCO master class. He said, “The kids loved Dr. Williams!” We […]

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HAPCO at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Best Fest

HAPCO at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Best Fest

What a BLAST at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Best Fest yesterday! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see what we are up to. Chef Sage and his team shared some very tasty treats. And we so enjoyed all the great conversations! Thanks also to Presenting Sponsor Foundation […]

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FAMU Day at the Capitol

FAMU Day at the Capitol

HAPCO’s Chairman Joseph Patrick McMullen and Senator Geraldine Thompson, Florida State Senate, 15th District, last Wednesday, Feb 21 – the 2024 FAMU Day at the Capitol. Senator Thompson’s guidance, inspiration and support have been crucial in our development of programs that help our community’s young people improve their lives with […]

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Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation

Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation

Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation, for an amazing weekend of incredible music at the Daytona Jazz Weekend! And thank you for your support of our work to help young people improve their lives through their musical and artistic talents! The support of our community partners allows HAPCO to […]

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Harriet Tubman: Icon of Freedom

Harriet Tubman: Icon of Freedom

What an amazing look into Black History we had! Thank you, everyone who joined us at the Town of Oakland’s Black History Month Exhibit Opening Reception at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center on February 15, 2024. The exhibit celebrates the hope of freedom, showcased in art, documentary […]

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