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John Lumpkin and the jazz tradition

We are historians, truth seekers, and advocates for excellence. The John Lumpkin Institute is the perfect place for young jazz artists to build their foundation in jazz because we’re not only dedicated to the teaching of skills but also to the development of the community. We provide opportunities to perform locally (in the city of Jacksonville, FL) and all over the country. John Lumpkin gave birth to the Institute by way of him being a part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program and Young Steans Institute.  From those programs to his collegiate teachers, the mentorship impacted him to where he was compelled to start an organization of his own. He also is a part of the Grammy U Mentorship through the Grammy Awards by which he helps to provide young artists and other students in the field of music knowledge and experience for their careers. The Institute has produced many young musicians that have been accepted into other prestigious Institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Florida State University.  The Lumpkin Institute is a beacon of light within the community, guiding the next generation.

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