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Jazz Festival

December 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Read more about this year’s featured performers here.

Universal Temple of the Arts Would Like to Give Something to You!
Starts Today, On Giving Tuesday.
Special offer to Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations/Groups:
Buy 15 tickets and get 5 free! All 15 tickets must be purchased in one single transaction. All tickets are general admission and cost $35 each.
Offer expires 11:59pm Friday, December 8, 2023.


Three Ways to Purchase Tickets:
I. Call the St. George Theatre Box Office at 718-442-2900 or email [email protected], Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
There is a nominal credit card fee.
II. Visit the St. George Theatre Box Office, 35 Hyatt Street,
Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
III. Tickets can also be purchased online 24/7 at Ticketmaster.com. Ticketmaster fees are applied. Click here to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.
Universal Temple of the Arts
Honors Faith-Based Leaders at
Staten Island JAZZ Festival 35

Pictured L-R: Bishop LaVerne D. Owens-Larkins, Reverend Dr. Alfred Correa, Reverend Dr. Agnes M. McBeth, Reverend Dr. Demetrius S. Carolina, Sr., and Reverend Dr. Terry Troia

Universal Temple of the Arts’ Staten Island Jazz Festival 35 is honoring faith-based leaders Reverend Dr. Demetrius S. Carolina, Sr., Central Baptist Church; Reverend Dr. Agnes M. McBeth, St. Phillips Baptist Church; Bishop Laverne Larkins-Owens, Mt. Sinai United Christian Church; Reverend Dr. Alfred Correra of Brighton Heights Reformed Church; and Reverend Dr. Terry Troia, Project Hospitality. These Faith Leaders will take center stage to accept well-deserved accolades for their many contributions, which bring hope and joy to residents of all faiths, diverse backgrounds, and cultures on Staten Island and beyond. Their unwavering spiritual support to people no matter their circumstances warrant special recognition.

The late Sajda Musawwir Ladner, who founded the Staten Island JAZZ Festival in 1988, believed that jazz is a spiritual power, bringing energy and creativity to its audiences. For over three decades, the festival has presented NEA Jazz Masters, Grammy Award musicians, and new and emerging talent to promote the richness of the American idiom of jazz. Universal Temple of the Arts is excited to celebrate these community luminaries and this is the first time all Staten Island JAZZ Festival honorees will be comprised exclusively of faith leaders.


December 15, 2023
7:00 pm


St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt St.
Staten Island, New York 10301
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