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Bringing and Urban Concept to a Mountain Town | JJ Morgan | TEDxTahoeCity
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Added Oct 19, 2016
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Moody's Jazz camp teaches urban music to mountain kids. Often joined by big city musicians, this free camp introduces another type of cool, America's true musical art form.

JJ Morgan, Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats Managing Partner, has been the driving force behind Moody’s reputation as a venue for talented musicians for the last 14 years. Morgan’s passion for good music has transformed Truckee into a hot spot for some of the country’s top musicians. JJ began the annual Jazz Artists in Residency (JAIR), where jazz musicians spend a week teaching a kid’s camp (knowns as Moody’s Jazz Camp) by day and performing at Moody’s by night. The jazz artists are inspired as they interact with their musical peers, providing an elevated level of passion and creativity. At the age of 25, JJ founded the Up and Down Club in San Francisco, California. The Up and Down Club became known as one of the Bay Area’s hippest hangouts, and JJ’s private party clients included Quincy Jones, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, the San Francisco Giants, MGM Entertainment, San Francisco International Film Festival, Qwest Records and Sony Music. JJ produced two albums recorded live at the club:

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