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Meet Kween Moore

Curator, Interdisciplinary Artist, Poet and Arts Educator, Kween Moore, leads a life dedicated to the arts and its communal impact. Through workshops and creative sessions, Moore produces content that challenges events and topics considered to be controversial or too difficult to discuss using the creative process.

As an individual artist, Kween’s expression of language and words are deeply rooted in her passion for poetry expressed via her life's experiences. 

Meet Jamale Davis

Newark native, Jamale Davis started playing bass in 2003 as a means of actively understanding what it takes to express oneself via the art of Jazz. His studies consisted of playing along to records and teaching himself to read music, but his best education was once he started hanging at Smalls and Fat Cat, his musical home. These places helped and inspired Jamale in the cultivation of his particular aesthetics to bass playing: the acoustic, non-microphone approach, gut string setup with a concentrated lean towards more straight-ahead bebop idiom translated in his repertoire and approach to everything musical.

Since 2012 Jamale has led his own group at various places in the NYC/NJ area that consists of some of the best musicians on the scene today. This has also contributed to Jamale releasing several albums as a leader under the Gut String Records label- a label that represents high quality progressive jazz music found in the New York area.

Jamale has recorded four albums as a leader, and a handful of records in supporting cast efforts.

  • Bank of America
  • Prudential
  • Victoria Foundation
    Victoria Foundation
  • The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
    The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
    The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
  • FMKirby
  • Whole Cities
    Whole Cities
  • ShopRite Newark
    ShopRite Newark
  • The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
    The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
  • Stone Foundation of New Jersey
  • Wakefern Food Corp
  • EY
  • Tito's
  • Bayer Fund
    Bayer Fund