Notes from the Mid Atlantic jazz Festival 2018

I had a great time at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Besides the fact that I sold my Thelonious Monk mosaic and numerous prints of my mosaics. The festival was held at the Hilton Garden  Hotel in Rockville, MD.

The hotel was very welcoming. And the settings for both the jazz high school competitions and the jazz headliners were outstanding.

With the great mixture of the enthusiastic high schoolers, the professionalism of the veteran jazz musicians, and the great jazz audience made this festival outstanding.

The jazz tradition is very strong on the east coast.

 

Gregory Sipp to release Thelonious Monk Mosaic at Mid – Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland February 16-18 2018

Join Gregory Sipp at the Mid – Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland February 16-18 2018 for the release of his Thelonious Monk Mosaic along with his other mosaics.

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (MAFJ) is presented in the true spirit and intent of the former East Coast Jazz Festival (ECJF).  Founded in 1992 by vocalist/vocal educator Ronnie Wells, for the next 15 years the ECJF was produced by and benefited The Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Fund, Inc.

(FMJS).  ECJF was originally created in honor of Elmore “Fish” Middleton, a Washington, DC jazz radio programmer, whose commitment to promoting jazz music and supporting emerging jazz artists became the guiding principle behind the festival.

Produced by the Jazz Academy of Music, which hosts a burgeoning annual jazz camp for aspiring high school jazz musicians, the MAJF makes an indelible commitment to jazz education.

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will build upon the legacy of ECJF in presenting the region’s finest talents and visiting masters in unique “festival” programs and configurations, Next Generation jazz artists, and student ensembles.

Click here to purchase Gregory Sipp’s Thelonious Monk Mosaic

 

 

AKA Sorority Honors Gregory Sipp as Man of Achievement 2017

Congratulations to Gregory Sipp whom received the prestigious award as one of the 2017 AKA Sorority Honors Men of Achievement award.

The AKA's annual Celebration of Black Men held October !4, 2017. The AKA's honors the contributions of various black men in the arts, community service, education, medicine, engineering, and law. Gregory Sipp was chosen for his contributions in the arts. Greg has presented his work at the Ann Arbor African American Museum Focus on The Arts Program.

He has presented at the annual Black History month celebration at the McCann World Group, in Birmingham MI. He has been an annual contributor to the Cade Foundation a national organization that fights infertility. He has been active in the local arts community. And he has been in numerous galleries in the state of Michigan.

Gregory Sipp to show at the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival – Art Fair

I’m so proud to show at the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival – Art Fair.  It gives me and opportunity to show my latest mosaic art works on such a world class stage. Please stop by and visit me at the Art Fair vendor showcase.

This event is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

This is my second year at the Chicago Jazz Festival. Continue reading “Gregory Sipp to show at the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival – Art Fair”

Gregory Sipp to show mosaic art at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival

I have been a jazz guy most of my life. I started listening to jazz when I was in the eighth grade. I have wanted to go the Newport Jazz Festival for many years. I know it is the oldest and most respected Jazz Festival in America.

To be in this environment and to be selling my work is truly an honor. My booth will be in the Main Stage area. The name of my business is Gregory Sipp Mosaic Artistry. I make glass mosaic portraits of Jazz artists. I also sell prints of my mosaics. My work was featured on the poster of last year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.

I hope you can come to the festival and please stop by my booth at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival.

Gregory Sipp celebrates Black History month with Herbert Martin

Thurs. Feb. 17th, Herbert Martin, a 85 year old jazz musician that still plays in jazz clubs in the Detroit area, and I were the featured presenters at McCann Worldwide a marketing company in Birmingham MI. We were invited to speak and in my case show and talk about my work, because the company was celebrating Black History Month. Continue reading “Gregory Sipp celebrates Black History month with Herbert Martin”

Highlights from Gregory Sipp Mosaic at The Harlem Fine Arts Show Chicago

The Harlem Fine Arts Show was a great experience. There were some internationally known artists there. There were also some celebrities there. S Epatha Merkerson came by my booth and spoke to us about her Chicago show, Chicago Med. She was very down to earth and friendly. In the booth right next to mine was Antonio L. Davis. He paints with his mouth and did excellent work. He is wheel bound and has limited use of his arms.I met a lot of artists and I enjoyed the camaraderie and the sharing that most artists there freely expressed. Overall, the show was a big success and I will be going to the Fine Art shows in the future.

 

My Chicago Jazz Festival Gallery

I was so proud to have my Mosaic “Coltrane In A Mello Mood” as the Featured Image at the Chicago Jazz Festival 2016 for the programs and T-shirts.   Here are some pictures from that great weekend of Jazz and Art. Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.