Founded in 1993 by choreographer Pat Taylor, Los Angeles-based JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage, and a defining element of the American experience. Dedicated to jazz arts education, preservation and creation, JazzAntiqua embraces "the movement in the music" -- the physical embodiment of the jazz aesthetic and the lineage, language and continuum embedded therein; the socio-political nuances across time; and ultimately the joy, self-determination, community and freedom at the heart of this extraordinary, life-affirming expression.
JazzAntiqua is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council,
California Humanities, Black Art Futures Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation,
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affair.