Our Staff

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS has a tremendous band of professionals who keep the Jazz House humming. Meet the people who bring the Jazz House to life each and every day.

Melissa Walker - President + Founder of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS

MELISSA WALKER

PRESIDENT + FOUNDER

Christian McBride - Artistic Director at JAZZ HOUSE KiDS

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

TED CHUBB

TED CHUBB

DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL PROGRAMMING + JAZZ HOUSE SUMMER WORKSHOP

Neal Day

NEAL DAY

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Ashley Ferraro - Student Services Manager

ASHLEY FERRARO

STUDENT SERVICES MANAGER

Galo Inga

GALO INGA

MUSIC + EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

Lee Hogans

LEE HOGANS

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC + EDUCATION

Jessica Goldstein

JESSICA GOLDSTEIN

HUMAN RESOURCES

Nancy Klein

NANCY KLEIN

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alex Laurenzi

ALEX LAURENZI

STUDENT SERVICES + MUSIC ASSOCIATE

Melanie Nanez

MELANIE NANEZ

DESIGN + SPONSORSHIPS

Khalilah Sharif

KHALILAH SHARIF

BILLING + PAYROLL COORDINATOR

Sharon S

Sharon Skettini

Social Media

David Thomas

David Thomas

Gift Management & Research

Mel Wall

Web Master

Samantha Way-Lory 

SAMANTHA WAY-LORY

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO FOUNDER + PRESIDENT

Jennifer Verdonck - events

JENNIFER VERDONCK

DIRECTOR OF EVENT MANAGEMENT +
MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL

Upcoming Events

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