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About Us

4th annual festival

The Vocal Jazz Summit brings together emerging and established artists, industry leaders, and vocal jazz fans for a unique, intensive weekend dedicated to performance, connection, and education. Leading jazz vocalist Alexis Cole and the team at lead the festival events, with workshops and masterclasses scheduled alongside non-stop performances and jam sessions.

about the Zeiders American Dream Theater

Zeiders American Dream Theater is a professional, non-profit theater that introduces new works and emerging artists, presents unique artistic experiences, and inspires creative growth in the Hampton Roads Community.

The Z’s founding principles are that creativity drives the growth of individuals and communities; and that the imagination, passion, and discipline of creation are universal requirements for all successful endeavors, artistic and otherwise.

Our mission is accomplished through programming balanced between developing projects and artists, presenting regional, national and international artists, and community-driven events.

past performers & Presenters

samara joy
jane monheit
sheila jordan
Catherine Russell
Kate mcGarry
Jocelyn Medina
Dan Tepfer
Johnny O'Neal
Jae Sinnett

Roberta Gambarini
Stephanie nakasian
Greta Matassa
Cyrille Aimee
Ashley Shabankereh
Nikolette Pankovits
John Proulx
Brianna Thomas
Kerri Hardwick

Kurt Elling
Melanie Charles
Dominique Eade
Rene marie
Rosana Eckert
Darmon Meader
Mary Foster Conklin
Daralyn Jay
Jack Frieden

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